GLEN MILLS, Pa., Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) is hosting an automotive career fair at its Customer Experience Center in Concord, NC on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT. The event, co-sponsored by the Collision Repair Education Foundation and the TechForce Foundation, is expected to draw more than 500 high school and college students who are considering automotive industry careers and are interested in meeting with top employers.
"This event is very important to us," said Troy Weaver, Vice President of Axalta North America Refinish. "With a critical labor shortage threatening collision repair, it is important to raise awareness of the exciting opportunities that our industry has to offer. This is true for us, and every other company that serves the collision industry."
Sixteen employers will be onsite to recruit at the Career Fair, including Hendrick Automotive Group, Caliber Collision, Service King, Hertz, Erie Insurance and more. Students will have the opportunity to meet with these employers and will then tour Axalta's Customer Experience Center, a state-of the art automotive refinish training facility located on the campus of Hendrick Motorsports.
About the Collision Repair Education Foundation
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit us online at: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.
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 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 14,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axalta.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter and LinkedIn.