The Paintercraft Trust gives apprentice painters with potential an insight into running their own business. The 2012 intake with Master Painters executives Brian Miller, Phil Wilkinson (extreme left) and Tony Leard from Dulux (extreme right) are Scott Fyfe, Johnny Claridge, Iain Brett, Mohammed Ali, Chris Alderson, Jono Spence, Cam Barclay, Jonathon Lee and Patrick Geary.
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A rewarding career can easily be obtained through an organised and exciting training system in an increasingly valued industry.
This seventeen week course is optional and is run in some centres in NZ. The basics in practical and technical information are provided at this course. This course comprises of :-
- One day a week work experience
- Four days in the classroom
- Two week work experience (in the middle of the seventeen weeks)
After the pre-trade course, should an apprenticeship be taken on, a credit of 350 hours towards his/her apprenticeship is granted.
To begin an apprenticeship a training agreement is signed between yourself, your employer and DecorateNZ – the Industry Training Organisation for our industry. The training agreement outlines the individual roles that you, your employer and DecorateNZ will have in the training process.
Apprenticeships vary in length depending on the type of painting and decorating you wish to specialise in. As a guide an apprenticeship will typically take three years to complete.
You will receive most of your training in the workplace by working alongside a tradesperson. In addition you will be required to study resources books provided by DecorateNZ and attend a block course, usually once a year, at an accredited provider.
For more information about apprenticeships visit www.decoratenz.org.nz
A qualified painter will have all the tools to procure a good wage and will be in line, after suitable work experience, to become a foreman or supervisor.
All qualified apprentices can apply to attend a sponsored Masters Course which will give them information about running a painting business including costing, measuring, staff management, employment relations and health and safety.
After gaining experience of running small to progressively larger projects within an established company, the opportunity to run your own business is possible.
The Master Painters Association is able to assist you by giving you support, networking with other painters, receiving up to date info and legislation, and giving you group scheme value added deals.
With an ongoing Continued Professional Develop (CPD) Programme the opportunities for a financially rewarding and professional career are limitless.
The Trust was established over 40 years ago by Lewis Berger and since that time has continued to provide business management training to recently qualified trades persons as well as “Master’s” advanced training to business managers and owners.
These programmes are fully endorsed and supported by the Master Painters New Zealand Association Inc.
How is it funded
The Trust is now fully funded by Dulux through the industry support and use of its Dulux Professional and British Trade Paint products and is unique within the building related Trades in New Zealand, as an industry based training programme.
What is taught
A range of specialists present each session covering subjects that include:
- Present and future trends in the paint industry
- The role of the architect within the industry
- Industrial relations, employment obligations
- Management of a painting contracting unit
- Colour and its use within the industry
If you would like any more information on the course please contact Master Painters New Zealand Association Inc., P O Box 39120, Wellington Mail Centre 5045 or telephone 04-472 5870.