Dulux brand firm teaches youths paint making
Text from Mohammed Shosanya, Lagos
Chemical and Allied Products (CAP) Plc, manufacturers of Dulux paints said it has empowered unemployed youths in Nigeria through its annual Dulux Painters Academy by providing them with skills to become professional painters.
The Dulux Painters Academy initiative is an eight week intensive painting apprenticeship programme, specially designed by the company to empower young people to become highly skilled professional painters.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony for the 2015 Dulux Painters Academy, Managing Director CAP Plc Mrs. Omolara Elemide, described the Dulux Painters Academy as an intensive and practical training for youth with a minimum of Senior School Certificate.
Elemide noted that the initiative is one of the several ways through which CAP Plc gives back to the society, which would help reduce unemployment rate in the country.
She also disclosed that the training covered modules such as Paint Technology and Application, Quantification, Colour Psychology, Common Paint Problems and Solutions, Professional Ethics, Entrepreneurial and communication skills. The trainees also had a three week field attachment with already established professional painters.
“The Dulux Painters Academy by CAP Plc offers a rare opportunity for young people who desire to earn a living through painting to learn the craft during the eightweek intensive apprenticeship programme and paint their way to a better life,” she said.