Training and Skills
UNIEP has been dedicated to promoting lifelong learning and certified training schemes for the painting trade since its inception in 1953. Painting Contractors are encouraged to invest in apprenticeships and training schemes to uplift the skill levels of their employees at a managerial, administration and especially a technical level.
Painting Skills Legacy 2011
Between 30th May and 1st June 2011, UNIEP in association with AkzoNobel, ran a workshop and social networking event in Amsterdam for young painters across Europe. Ten countries sent teams of the finest trainees and apprentices with team leaders. The event was a tremendous success with delegates giving an 86% approval rating from a survey carried out after the event.
The teams learned new skills and new technologies in workshops at AkzoNobel's plant in Sassenheim and by attend the AkzoNobel Color Experience Center and Aesthetic Center to appreciate the subtleties of colour and light on surfaces. On the social side there was a boat trip around the canals of Amsterdam and a meal in the 16th century, Five Flies Restaurant.
On the final day, UNIEP and AkzoNobel provided the Batavia School with a 'make over' with the teams working rapidly to brighten up the school interior. With presentations of certificates and crystals, together with thank you cards from the school children, it was memorable event.