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As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Chemical and Allied Products (CAP) Plc, a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc. (UACN), manufacturers of Dulux paints and the technological licensee of AkzoNobel, world’s largest coatings companyhas once again empowered some unemployed youths through its annual Dulux Painters Academy by providing them with skills to become professional painters.
The Dulux Painters Academy initiative is an 8-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 at the company’s recreational centre, the 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. She added that empowering the youth to be self-reliant as professional painters 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 3- weeks 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 eight-weeks intensive apprenticeship programme and paint their way to a better life’’ she said.
While presenting certificates, painting tools and accessories to successful beneficiaries of the initiative, the Managing Director assured that the company would continue to support them in their career as professional painters.
Elemide also used the occasion to thank Oando Marketing Nigeria Plc. for partnering with CAP Plc. on the initiative by nominating candidates from their host community for the Academy.
Culled from: www.thenigerianvoice.com