Dulux academy opens its latest partner facility in Lincoln



The Dulux Academy has extended its reach across the UK by opening a new training facility in partnership with Lincoln College. The new partnership forms part of Dulux Academy’s commitment to upskill 10,000 UK professionals by 2020 and was officially opened with an event for local business in the painting and decorating industry in the area.

Alongside two purpose-built facilities in Slough and Ashington, Lincoln College has joined a growing list of Dulux Academy training centres based throughout the UK that enable Dulux Trade to provide a national offer of practical-based courses, regardless of location.

Dulux Academy Lincoln will provide hands-on, engaging training delivered by the Dulux Academy’s team of industry leading experts – in a learning environment designed to maximise the experience. Courses equip attendees with the knowledge, understanding and skillsets they need to carry them forward into their future or existing careers

Tmasyn Lawton, Director of Education and Training Delivery at Lincoln College commented, “Sponsoring this facility means we can facilitate industry led courses for those already in the trade, continue to build strong employer links and champion our painting and decorating courses by investing in student and staff development.”

Each year the Dulux Academy will be transformed with the Dulux Colour of the Year, painted by students to help achieve their gold standard work experience award and ensure they are up to date with the latest industry trends and techniques.

Mark Rigby, Skills Development Consultant for the Dulux Academy said, “We are thrilled to be launching this facility in Lincoln College. I am excited to see the training offered by Dulux Academy expand its reach throughout the country to encourage a new generation of technically skilled painting professionals.

“The support from Lincoln College has been excellent and it has been great to work with a team that shows the same passion as we do for decorating excellence.”

Paul Wilcockson, Painting and Decorating Lecturer at Lincoln College commented: “Our students will benefit greatly by having this partner Dulux Academy on site and I would like to thank everyone involved.

“We are keen to work with more trade businesses and create industry focused partnerships that can add to our learners’ experience.”

Delivered by leading industry experts, the Dulux Academy curriculum is designed for professionals of all levels, from apprentices to consultants – ensuring its courses can deliver increased knowledge and understanding to attendees whilst helping them to achieve their personal and business ambitions.

For more information on how to attend one of the wide range of training courses at one of the Dulux Academy venues across the country now including Lincoln, please visihttp://www.duluxacademy.co.uk