The theme of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week was ‘Blaze a Trail’, to celebrate the passion and energy that apprentices bring.
Working across its college partners, Dulux Academy celebrated the passion of seventy-five apprentices in this year’s event as it takes its ‘Water-based Challenge’ on the road.
The challenge aimed to educate and inform apprentices about the benefits of using water-based products and demonstrate the practical application tips and techniques which are required to create a fantastic finish.
Following a theory session, apprentices each received their own application accessories pack and took on a panelled door challenge using the Dulux Colour of the Year 2019, Spiced Honey, competing to be recognised as the individual winner of an exclusive National Apprenticeship Week Golden Paintbrush Award.
Vickie Mather from Dulux Academy said, “National Apprenticeship Week is an important date in our annual events calendar. The partnership between industry and education provides an opportunity to inspire apprentices, their employers, college tutors and the painting and decorating industry as a whole.
“We’ve outlined our commitments to the future of the decorating profession in our ‘Joint Minds Charter’ that our college partnerships have signed up to. This charter confirms the direct student benefits involved in partnering with Dulux Academy. To date we have delivered over 1,000 hours of supported learning to college students and apprentices demonstrating the joint commitment to upskilling the next generation of trade professionals.”
National Apprenticeship Week finishes today, Friday 8th March.