Painting a brighter future for students

Painting a brighter future for students

The painting and decorating department at Tameside College has invested in new equipment to help students keep pace with advancements in the industry.

The college has purchased a brand new Titan airless paint spraying machine worth £2000 which can paint up to four houses per day. This will allow students to learn about new techniques used by professionals and be competitive in a growing sector.

Kevin Baker, sales representative for Grey’s Campling Ltd who supply Titan paint spraying machines, visited the college to demonstrate its safe use and how effective paint spraying can be compared to traditional painting methods.

The investment is part of the college’s plans for the future to ensure that students are well equipped for the world of work and are given the best possible training.

Adam Johnson, painting and decorating teacher at Tameside College, said: “I’m really pleased that the students will get the opportunity to use this kind of high tech equipment. It’s an investment in the future of not only the college but the students. It means we can offer the highest level training without having to travel elsewhere or hire equipment.”

Liam Roebuck, level 3 painting and decorating student, said: “I am excited to use the new spraying machine in my college work because it gives us an edge over other colleges and when we go out to work we can say we have additional skills. For me it’s a great thing for the course.”

If you’d like to find out more about Tameside College’s painting and decorating courses, visit or call 0161 908 6600.

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