APPRENTICES HONOURED AT FeRFA AWARDS DINNER

Our successful apprentices Aaron Jackson & Steve Garfoot (unable to attend the presentation), took to the stage to be presented with their NVQ level 2 diplomas in In Situ Resin Flooring by Tim Blackman, CITB’s National Specialist Accredited Centre (NSAC) Manager, at the FeRFA Awards Dinner.
In congratulating the apprentices on their achievement, Tim Blackman acknowledged the commitment required from both the trainee and their employers over the two years. He also applauded the progress FeRFA had made to develop qualifications for the resin flooring industry, working with the CITB to develop these and run the apprenticeship schemes. Since the pilot scheme in 2007, FeRFA has supported 63 learners through the 2 year programme, with a further 40 learners currently on the schemes.
The following were at the ceremony to receive their awards:
Training is an excellent way to share best practice, knowledge and skills which in turn raises quality standards within an industry sector. Apprenticeship courses attract newcomers to the industry, introduce new skills and move the industry forward, to give clients confidence that they are dealing with a trained and qualified workforce. Resin flooring and surface preparation are highly specialist occupations and through the FeRFA Apprenticeship Schemes , a training route is available to acquire knowledge and skills to achieve the NVQ Level 2 Diploma. The FeRFA apprenticeship schemes could not be delivered without the support of the members who provide their training facilities, the resin flooring manufacturers who provide materials at no cost, and to VI Distribution for providing free of charge Personal Protective Equipment for all of the apprentice groups.

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