EdExploreSRQ Interactive Career Exploration Series #2: “So You Want to Explore Careers at an International Manufacturing Company…Come Look Through the Windows of Innovation!”


                                                                    “Visibly Better!”

Mission:  Controlled Profitable Growth!

At PGT Industries we consider ourselves more than a window and door manufacturer, we are a team of men and women who take seriously our promises to our customers and our responsibility to the people who use our products in their homes and businesses.”



PGT Industries aspires to develop innovative flexible solutions for all single family, commercial, and multi-family buildings. With philosophy based on strength and functionality without compromise on aesthetics, we are successful because of our devoted employees.


“We See It Through!”

Core Values:                                      






-Accountable and ethical behavior


      “Our company was founded more than 30 years ago on core values that our team members – at every level,

                                  in every department -live and work by each day. These core values help us to satisfy customer

                                       promises and ensure that we remain at the forefront of the window and door industry.” 



Workforce Development:

Workforce Development serves all PGT team members by providing opportunities, resources, and support for professional and personal development, encouraging individual and team effectiveness!

PGT Industries Provide:

  • WorkKeys Testing
  • Mentor Training
  • Leadership Training
  • Career Counseling and Coaching
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Financial Counseling
  • Onsite Master’s of Business Administration via Webster University
  • Summer Internship Programs

Through Grants and Local Educational Partners, PGT Industries Provide:

  • Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, Certified Production Technician via State College of Florida
  • SCPRO Fundamentals Supply Chain Management Certifications via St. Petersburg College
  • Microsoft Excel Training via State College of Florida
  • Soft Skill and Leadership Training via State College of Florida
  • Literacy Council Classes: GED, ABE, ESOL via The Literacy Council of Sarasota



PGT Gives Back! Community organizations touched by PGT Industries include:

     – Habitat for Humanity

     – Loveland Center  

     – Boys and Girls Club

     – Big Brothers Big Sisters




About the EdExploreSRQ Interactive Career Exploration Series: 

  The Education Foundation and EdExploreSRQ partners have created this series to expand EdExploreSRQ by providing career exploration experiential field trips to middle school students whose career interests can be aligned with education programs in high school and beyond. “Providing interactive career exploration activities in high school may be too late. This early engagement is a key to helping students who are transitioning into high school to define their future” (ACT, 2015). After all, as quoted by America’s Promise Alliance, how do we expect young people to dream if they don’t know what they can dream about? Those dreams can include all types of careers, but only if students are aware of their existence. Such awareness not only benefits students but also benefits communities seeking a trained “home-grown” workforce. This initiative is in direct alignment with the Sarasota’s Chamber’s “STATE of JOBS” and “TALENT4TOMORROW & WORKFORCE” pillars!


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Explorations Contact: Blanca Diaz

Phone: 941-927-0965

Email: BDiaz@edfoundationsrq.org

Website: http://www.pgtindustries.com

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