wedi Partnership With East Durham College Creates New Opportunities In Construction Skills

Mon, 2001-06-11 01:00

(L to R) Tim Brain, wedi Applications Manager, Rob Hutchinson Education Manager at The Technical Academy and Peter Kindness wedi UK MD with a group of wedi trainees 

The launch of an exciting new partnership looks set to open up new innovative opportunities for students, apprentices and experienced trade professionals across the key areas of tiling, plastering, site carpentry and brick laying.

Rob Hutchinson, Educational Manager at East Durham College’s Technical Academy, in Peterlee, explained: “wedi, who are a market leading brand name that’s synonymous with tiling preparation systems for wet areas, approached the College to deliver a series of training modules aimed at apprentices as well as local builders, plumbers and contractors looking to develop their skills and practical knowledge on a range of new innovative methods and products.

“The College already delivers training for a wide range of construction trades but working with wedi will give our learners the chance to discover an array of new opportunities to enhance their skills and discover practical new solutions for everyday building projects.”

A new dedicated wedi training facility has recently been completed at the Academy.

“It’s a superbly equipped facility that will give all the students and trainees high quality hands-on practical workshop experience,” Mr Hutchinson added.

Commenting at the launch of the first courses, Peter Kindness Managing Director designate for wedi systems (UK), said: “We are delighted with the demand for the course, which has already proved a big hit, attracting tiling contractors from across the UK including the likes of Clearwater Marine Technology (Basildon), A De Cecco (Glasgow), Tilecraft Services (Glasgow) and the Tile Gallery (Isle of Man).”

The wedi training courses on offer at the Technical Academy to trade professionals and contractors are split into two 1-day modules and cover five core wedi products. Customers can choose to do just the one module of their choice with the option to complete the second module at a later date, or if they wish they can do both modules back-to-back.

Courses include both practical workshops and informal lecture based sessions delivered by wedi Applications Manager Tim Brain who has a wealth of experience and background within the industry.

For more information on the courses please contact wedi systems (UK) Ltd or The Technical Academy on 0191 518 5577.