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PPG recently announced its Industries Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Palmdale School District in California for the new Palmdale Aerospace Academy charter school. The grant was made on behalf of the company’s Aerospace business, which operates a facility in nearby Mojave, Calif.
“We greatly appreciate PPG’s support of our new school, which emphasizes science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) skills through the lens of aerospace,” said Laura Herman, headmaster of the Palmdale Aerospace Academy. “The goal of this school is to prepare students for college and 21st-century careers that are aligned with workforce needs in the local area and beyond, so it’s very valuable to form partnerships with local industry employers such as PPG.”
The grant reportedly helped fund Palmdale Aerospace Academy’s startup costs for labs and academic materials. The school brings academic concepts to life through a core curriculum with an aerospace theme, as well as specialized elective classes, internships at the secondary level, clubs, guest speakers, presentations and other enrichment activities all stemming from local aerospace industry partnerships.
For additional information, visit www.ppgfoundation.com.