PVH will work with these partners to support programming for high school students and train individuals with ‘non-traditional’ backgrounds looking for new career opportunities in the fashion industry. High school students from underserved and underrepresented communities will be given the opportunity to explore careers in fashion, develop technical skills, and participate in mentoring programs. Individuals from ‘non-traditional’ talent sources, such as those re-entering the workforce or seeking a career change, non-university post-secondary students and immigrants Residents will have the opportunity to leverage skills building and practical training to prepare them for success in the industry, the company said in a media release.
The PVH Foundation, has announced a $10 million investment over the next 4 years in global nonprofits, to support their programs and initiatives aligned with the Company’s priorities. The initial list of selected partner organizations will increase awareness and access to opportunities in the fashion industry.
“By driving fashion forward at the heart of everything we do, our new partnerships will help PVH make a greater global impact in our community.” Stefan Larsson, CEO, PVH Corp. “As a company, we are committed to making a difference with inclusion and diversity, and we look forward to empowering the next generation of innovators around the world.”
Global partner organizations include KELY Support Group and World of Art Brut Culture (WABC) in Asia; Australian Community and Business Network in Australia; Ecotece Institute in Brazil; and the German Fashion Council (FCG), the Graduate Fashion Foundation and the House of Denim Foundation in Europe. Organizations from North America are Innovators For Change (CWC), Custom Collaboration, I Love First People, Misa Hylton Fashion Institute (MHFA), National Urban League, New Circles, and Prep for Prep.
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