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Coatings Industry Trains New Ambassadors To Engage With Next Generation

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The British Coatings Federation has partnered with the Royal Society of Chemistry, PRA and OCCA to add to the pool of ambassadors from the coatings industry engaging with schools and universities across the UK.

Coatings Ambassadors from a spectrum of businesses in the coatings supply chain are being trained and given materials to hold careers sessions at schools and universities.  When delivering the course material, ambassadors will introduce the coatings industry, share their own career paths and the varied jobs and opportunities that are available within the sector.

After the success of the previous events back in 2019 and 2020, this year’s event was the best attended to date, and the first in-person event since the Covid-19 pandemic. Held at the BCF’s office, May’s workshop, run by Cogent Skills, hosted a diverse group of attendees from organisations including AkzoNobel, Sherwin-Williams, BASF, Lake Coatings, HMG Paints, Mylands, BTC Europe, Indestructible Paints, Fujichem Sonneborn, Neotech Speciality Chemicals and Nordmann.

The workshop provided guidance on how to reach out to the younger generation, using activities, presentations and creative projects.  

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“On behalf of OCCA, PRA, RSC and BCF, we would like to thank the companies and individuals who took part.  They are helping grow this important network, and we wish them every success in engaging with local schools and universities, to help develop the future workforce for the coatings sector.”  concluded BCF’s CEO, Tom Bowtell.

For more information about the programme, and future training dates, visit

Source : British Coatings Federation

Image: BCF CEO Tom Bowtell opening the May 2022 Coatings Ambassador workshop

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13 June 2022

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