MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Dow Chemical Company supports President Trump's Executive Order to improve and expand apprenticeship programs nationwide. These actions will help scale successful programs to help Americans develop the skills they need for the careers of tomorrow.
"We are committed to supporting President Trump's leadership and focus on this critical issue," said Andrew Liveris, Dow's chairman and CEO. "I am honored to share ideas and perspectives from my 40 years of experience in manufacturing and Dow's successful apprenticeship programs around the world. We look forward to continuing our work with the president and his Administration on this important initiative to develop and grow the U.S. workforce."
Dow is committed to education and invests across the K-20 spectrum to focus on hands-on, experience-based learning at all ages, consistent with the Administration's priority on this successful method of career-focused training. In addition to a nationally registered Apprenticeship Program, Dow also supports Project Lead the Way, First Robotics, and many other workforce development programs. From mentoring programs and modern-day apprenticeships to partnerships with higher education, Dow is innovating and investing to close the skills gap.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
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