City College Plymouth on first year as Weber Elite college: “We are abundantly grateful and proud to be involved in the partnership”

As the first year of the college's partnership comes to a close they reflect on their time working with Weber 

During the academic year, the college received visits from Weber application managers Phillip Powell and David Hunt. Delivering workshops that focused on monocouche spraying, fixing beads and the application of weberend aid, not only did students gain valuable experience from the workshops, feedback from employers proved first-rate too. Some stated that they were “impressed to see the college working with such a reputable brand.”

Utilising materials donated to the college by Weber, the students in Plymouth have completed 50 square meters of rendering on a series of out houses on one of their sites. According to Rob, this “helped provide realistic training” for the level 3 full-time apprentices. The college also produced a Weber feature wall, located in the college’s main workshop.

Looking to the future, the college is planning on using some of Weber’s donated products on a project they’re undertaking at Dartmoor Zoo. They also plan to use and promote Weber products during its work experience days and look forward to taking part in further Weber training days.

“We are abundantly grateful and proud to be involved in the partnership,” Rob said of the Weber Elite College Partnership. “We continually strive to maintain outstanding teaching and learning, promote the use of Weber’s products and to inspire the next generation of plasterers and renderers.”

Weber are currently in 10 formal partnerships with colleges across the UK including Barking & Dagenham College in the South East, Nottingham College in the East Midlands, The College Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, Kirklees College in the North, Southern Regional College in Northern Ireland and Dundee and Angus College in Scotland.

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