Firm empowers unemployed youths with painting skill



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, has 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 the Managing Director CAP Plc Mrs. Omolara Elemide, described the 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 the company gives back to the society, adding 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.

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