Nordson Corporation Awards 132 Nordson BUILDS College Scholarships to Support Talent Pipeline in Manufacturing
10 Aug 2016
Westlake, Ohio, USA – August 10, 2016 - Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) is pleased to announce it has awarded a total of 132 college scholarships totaling nearly $500,000 for the 2016-17 school year through its Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program.
“The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly-skilled talent pool for careers in the manufacturing industry,” said Amonica Davis, Manager of Student Outreach. “It was created to serve as an economic and workforce development engine for Nordson Corporation and the manufacturing industry as a whole. Sixty-nine percent of the 2016-17 Nordson BUILDS Scholarship recipients are from an underrepresented group in manufacturing, including minorities and women. Forty-six percent of the female recipients are women of color.”
“Nordson BUILDS identifies talent to fill the gaps of an aging workforce in manufacturing, introduces Nordson to academically motivated students pursuing technical-training programs and college degrees suitable for manufacturing careers, and helps those students meet the technical and educational demands required by an innovative, global manufacturing company,” Davis adds.
Students across the United States in communities where Nordson has facilities are eligible to apply for Nordson BUILDS scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. The program is administered by the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC).
“The Nordson BUILDS Scholarship helps students access and complete postsecondary education at a two- or four-year institution, and addresses the rising cost of college tuition by lessening the financial burden on students and their families,” added Davis. “Today’s college students borrow and assume more debt than ever before, limiting their abilities to be self-sufficient and to contribute to the economic landscape of their communities upon college completion.” In addition to Nordson BUILDS, which targets high-achieving students pursuing specific engineering-related; and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and business majors, Nordson has a long history of providing scholarships to worthy students, regardless of college major.
Nordson BUILDS is one of many programs Nordson employs to give back to the community. In fiscal year 2015, Nordson Corporation and the Nordson Corporation Foundation gave $8 million to charity, and employees volunteered thousands of hours through our Time ‘n Talent volunteer program.
About Nordson Corporation
Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help customers succeed worldwide. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for precision dispensing of adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials, fluids and other materials, plastic extrusion and injection molding, electronics testing and inspecting, and surface preparation, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at http://www.nordson.com, @Nordson_Corp, or www.facebook.com/nordson.
About the Nordson Corporation Foundation
Since its founding, Nordson has held the belief that business, as a corporate citizen, has a social responsibility to share its success with the communities in which it operates and its employees work. Nordson is committed to contributing approximately five percent of domestic pre-tax earnings to support charitable activities, with a focus on education and communities where the company has significant operations. Our employees also show their support by volunteering thousands of hours through Nordson’s Time ‘n Talent program. The Nordson Corporation Foundation is the successor to the Nordson Foundation, which was created in 1952 by Walter G. Nord, founder of Nordson Corporation. In 1988, the original foundation was reorganized to create the Nord Family Foundation and the Nordson Corporation Foundation. Since 1989, the Nordson Corporation Foundation has awarded tens of millions of dollars in grants in four broad categories: arts and culture, civic affairs, education and human welfare. More information on applying for grants and the Nordson BUILDS Scholarship program is available at www.nordson.com/givingback.
James R. Jaye (Senior Director, Communications and Investor Relations)