Axalta Collaborates with Universities in China

20-Sep-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 9:56 PM Print This Post

Launches Internship Program to Develop Future Coating Industry Talent

SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) has launched its Axalta Paints
the Future
internship program, which aims to develop future talent
for the coating industry in China. The program offers internships to
outstanding university students from four Chinese universities –
Shanghai Jiaotong University, East China University of Science and
Technology, Tianjin University, and Shanghai University of Engineering
Science – that major in chemistry, chemical engineering and material

Axalta Paints the Future program aligns with the company’s global
support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
education. In China, the program will expand on its Axalta Sustainable
Education Program, which echos China’s national agenda for sustainable
economic development and growth.

“Talent is the key to developing the coating industry. As a leading
global coatings company, Axalta is committed to fostering the future
generation of technicians and scientists for the industry across China.
That is why we are rolling out the Axalta Paints the Future
program. The R&D, engineering, product development, testing, training
facilities and industry experts available at our new Asia-Pacific
Technology Center will take on a crucial role as the
produce-learn-research base for this program,” said Willie Wu, Vice
President and President of Axalta Greater China.

“As a university, we are privileged to benefit from Axalta Paints the
, which I believe will bring a meaningful and professional
experience to college students. The programs will help to broaden
students’ horizons with the resources, exposure, and support needed to
develop their skills and capabilities in a realistic work environment.
Axalta’s contribution and commitment to China’s education will not only
benefit students, but also the entire coating industry,” said Professor
Chen Kaimin from Shanghai University of Engineering Science.

The first group of interns, comprised of 17 students that major in
chemistry and chemical engineering, will undergo a two- to ten-month
internship at Axalta’s Asia-Pacific Technology Center. The interns will
explore high performance coating technology, coating applications in the
automotive industry, chemical production safety practices, as well as
marketing and sales. To enhance the real-world experience, the program
enables interns to participate in operations at select vehicle OEM
plants. The program also offers a series of career training including
mentoring, career planning, and time management, to help the students
develop a diversified set of skills and experiences.

About Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and
providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable
solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish
applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings
are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the
materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience
in the coatings industry, the 13,600 people of Axalta continue to find
ways to better serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries
every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.
For more information visit
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Axalta Coating Systems
Yang Hu
D +(86)21-6020-3594
[email protected]
Diana Chang
D + (86) 21-6289-3489 ext 15
+ (86) 21-6289 5891
[email protected]


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