Nippon Paint Re-skills 10,000 painters across Tamil Nadu

Nippon Paint (India) Private Limited (Decorative Division) Asia’s leading paint manufacturer today announced the successful completion of its final batch of painter’s certification. A total of 10,000 painters have received the TNSDC certification that will now recognize them as Professional painters. This is following Nippon Paint’s announcement earlier this year in January, to retrain and certify these painters by June.

Ms. B.Jothi Nirmalasamy, Commissioner of Employment and Training & MD, TNSDC and Jagdish Acharya -CEO, Paints and Coatings Skill Council handed out the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) certificate for the painters who successfully completed the course.

The painters received the new certification following a free professional training at Nippon Paint’s PROceed training academy, Chennai. Through the academy, Nippon Paint is armed with the necessary capacity and resources to carry out such a valuable initiative. The training focused on equipping the painters with the necessary skills required to meet current industry requirements. This in turn will help the painters to move up the value chain as professional painters.

Talking about the success of the initiative, Mr. S Mahesh Anand, President – Nippon Paint (India) Private Limited (Decorative Division) said, “Nippon Paint is pleased to announce the successful certification of our first batch of painters. This is definitely a milestone for us given the sheer number of painters trained. Nippon Paint has always endeavoured to reduce the skill-gap and train new generation of painters, to combat the growing challenges in the field. We are certain that this initiative will help develop a high skilling ecosystem and help these painters be more professional and equip themselves with the latest technological developments that are required to sustain in the industry”.

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