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Practical training to address industry skills shortage

Prominent Paints is addressing the industry skills shortage within the local paint industry through its Training Academy. Since its inception almost 35 years ago, the academy has invested in the training of almost 12 000 learners; a number the Group is committed to growing.


As a free service, the Prominent Paints Training Academy is open to anyone - from paint contractors, artisans, and entrepreneurs, to home owners, and DIY enthusiasts – you can register for the full day Product Knowledge and Basic Paint Technology courses. After completing an introductory courses, you are welcome to enroll for a more comprehensive online and certified eLearning course. All learners receive their accreditation from Prominent Paints once they have completed and successfully passed the eLearning module.

"The courses run on a monthly basis at the Prominent Paints head office in Alberton. Not wanting to limit training to one province, on request, trainers will travel to any other region - or even African country - to deliver this sought after service," says Herman Rabe, Technical Services Consultant at Prominent Paints.





According to Rabe, the courses are both theoretical and practical and the introductory modules cover everything from the paint make up, to calculating the Dry Film Thickness (DFT) and the influence Micro and Macro climates have on paint when applied. The fundamentals of surface preparation are also extensively covered, as is choosing the right paint system for various substrates.

Prominent Paints feel that DIY should be about more than just paint — it is about responsible and strong leadership, innovative paint solutions, real partnerships and a passion for doing the right thing and our corporate responsibility projects must mirror this. "With so much more than just colour to consider when searching for a paint solution, we believe in investing in the artisans and individuals who are going to be choosing and using our products. As a manufacturer and marketer of paint products that adhere to international best practices and actively promote the drive towards environmental sustainability, Prominent Paints is a brand with substance and our corporate responsibility projects must mirror this," says Rabe.

Interested persons wanting to sign up for free training offered by the Prominent Paints Training Academy should contact the customer care department on 0861 77 66 46 / email or visit