The training consisted of theory and practice. They were taught about the different types of paints, those for interior and exteriors, how to mix the different colours to create other colours and so forth. “I thoroughly enjoyed the practice, where we painted the walls and butler frames,” says Israel.
According to Israel, the training met his expectations and for him, the practice was the most impactful, “because it’s not easy to forget what you did with your own hands as compared to having to remember theory,” he says. “For this, there isn’t anything I would change with an activity such as this. Only maybe I would recommend a refresher course once in a while,” continues Israel.
Some time after participating in the painting training, Israel was able to find employment. Before the COVID-19 lockdown, he was involved in a project done by a contractor, in which they were renovating one of the local schools. Israel was part of painting the interior of the building. “Here is when I was able to put my skills to use,” says Israel.
The AkzoNobel training prepared him for a job because, according to him, when he did the painting job at the local school, he didn’t need to be shown what to do or how to do it. He even remembers showing others how to go about certain tasks.
With the recent COVID situation and the lockdown, it hasn’t been easy for Israel. Almost everything is on hold, so he is currently looking for employment. Nevertheless, he looks back at the AkzoNobel painting training with positivity: “I would most definitely recommend this programme to other young people, the skills and confidence in having this skill is something worth having,” concludes Israel.