PPG Industries Foundation has donated $15,000 to Stark State College for its Barberton, Ohio Satellite Center. A $10,000 grant this year and a $5,000 donation in 2012 were made on behalf of PPG Industries’ optical and specialty products manufacturing facility in Barberton.

“We greatly appreciate PPG’s support of the Barberton Satellite Center, which was created to add needed work-force development in the area,” said Dr. Para M. Jones, the president of Stark State College. “The goal of this school is to prepare students for careers that are aligned with needs in the local area and beyond, so it’s very valuable to form partnerships with local employers such as PPG.”