PVH will work with these partners to support high school students’ programming and to train people with ‘unconventional’ backgrounds to find new career opportunities in the fashion industry. High school students from underdeveloped and under-represented communities will be given the opportunity to explore careers in fashion, develop technical skills and participate in mentoring programs. Individuals from the ‘unconventional’ talent pipeline, such as those re-entering the workforce or trying to change careers, post-high school students who are not college graduates, and immigrants will have the opportunity to gain skills-building and practical training. Be prepared for success in the industry, the company said in a media release.
The PVH Foundation has announced a $ 10 million investment in nonprofit organizations worldwide over the next four years to support their programming and initiatives linked to the company’s inclusion and diversification priorities. A preliminary list of selected partner companies will raise awareness and access to opportunities in the fashion industry.
“As we move fashion forward at the core of what we do, our new partnerships will help PVH make a wider global impact in our communities,” he said. Stefan Larson, CEO, PVH Corporation. “As a company, we are committed to making a difference with inclusion and diversity, and we look forward to promoting next-generation innovators around the world.”
Global partner organizations include KELY Support Group and World of Art Brut Culture (WABC) in Asia; Australian Business and Community Network in Australia; The Ecotes Institute in Brazil; And House of the Fashion Council Germany (FCG), the Graduate Fashion Foundation and the Denim Foundation of Europe. Organizations in North America are Creatives Want Change (CWC), Custom Collaborative, I Love First People, Misa Hilton Fashion Academy (MHFA), National Urban League, New Circle, and Prep for Prep.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (KD)