PPG sponsors 2nd TEDA TIME Foreign Language Contest
TIANJIN, China, Oct. 10, 2011 – The 2nd TEDA TIME Foreign Language Contest sponsored by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) kicked off recently in Tianjin. Hosted by TEDA Labor Union, this competition aims to enhance vocational skills as well as innovation and to make foreign language a new driver for the development of both city and enterprise. Covering the English and Japanese languages, the contest is divided into four stages: mass selection, preliminary, semifinal and final. The mass selection stage kicked off Oct. 8.
PPG Industries representatives joined TEDA Labor Union executives to celebrate the opening of the 2nd TEDA TIME Foreign Language Contest sponsored by PPG.
“Support of and participation in community activities is integral to our corporate culture,” said Cathy Yan, PPG general manager, government affairs and business development, Asia/Pacific. “We believe that this competition will help stimulate TEDA employees' enthusiasm for foreign languages and create a favorable learning environment for them, enhancing cultural exchanges between enterprises and discovering hidden talents at the same time.”
In recent years, PPG has experienced rapid growth in China and other Asian countries. It is dedicated to developing into a highly diversified enterprise and to cultivating employees’ talents while providing them with safe and healthy work environments.
“The enhancement of an enterprise’s competitiveness depends on the improvement of its employees’ skills and talents. PPG is committed to offering customized training and other opportunities for employees to develop themselves and to exchange ideas. It is our sincere hope that our people can grow together with the company," Yan said.
In 2007, PPG set up PPG Asia/Pacific Academy, which offers world-class training through various flexible methods, blended strategies, and with one goal in mind – to build the organization’s capability to drive profitable growth..
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