VIENNA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, today signed a partnership agreement with the largest university of applied sciences in Austria to offer one student per year an Axalta scholarship. The scholarship will support the student over a three-year Bachelor of Science degree in High Tech Manufacturing at FH Campus Wien in Vienna, Austria.
In addition, Axalta is giving selected students the opportunity of internships in positions related to their fields of study. During the students’ tenure, senior management will take on supervisory and mentoring roles as the students prepare their final theses.
“To continue innovating, we need people in the marketplace who are proficient in the so-called STEM subjects - science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” says Kolja Hosch, Head of Country Human Resources for Axalta’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region. “We want to offer students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in these areas. And we are keen to back this support not only with Axalta’s own facilities and teams in Austria, but also with practical experience and advice. The students can then apply their theoretical knowledge in real life and build on the experience to establish a successful career.”
Axalta will invite students of the University on a plant tour of either its site in Guntramsdorf or its Refinish Training Center in Oeynhausen, both close to Vienna.
Heimo Sandtner, Vice Rector for Research and Development and Head of High Tech Manufacturing at FH Campus Wien, says, “Both Axalta and our University have the same aim: to give students the best chance of finding suitable work after they complete their degree. This agreement signed today creates the perfect pre-conditions to enable them to do just that.”
The Axalta scholarship at FH Campus Wien is just one of a number of global education projects the company has entered into jointly with academic institutions worldwide, which are designed to promote and to build the skills to help young people meet the demands of the future job market.
For more information on Axalta Coating Systems, visit Axalta Worldwide at www.axaltacoatingsystems.com.
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 nearly 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the more than 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.
About FH Campus Wien
The FH Campus Wien is the largest university of applied sciences in Austria, offering career-oriented and science-based education as well as training according to international standards. The focus is on applied research and development, with the participation of students and graduates. They can choose from more than 50 bachelor and master study programs and master courses in the departments of applied life sciences, building and design, health, social work, engineering and the public sector.