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  • Spandex teams up with Avery Dennison for free vehicle wrapping courses

    Spandex Asia Pacific is running ‘bolt-on’ training courses at selected TAFE Institutes, in conjunction with Avery Dennison, to teach signwriting and graphic arts students the art of vehicle wrapping.

    The first 2013 course takes place this week at Orange College of TAFE and draws students from Dubbo, Parkes, Cowra, Canberra and Bathurst. It forms part of the students’ Certificate III in Signcraft and also touched on large wall and window graphics.

    It’s a wrap: Wayne Stewart (L) and Alex Osbourne (R) at Orange TAFE.

    Wayne Stewart (pictured), signage teacher at Orange College said “This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to work alongside professionals in the art of vehicle wrapping using a vinyl film, which is a growing trend in signage.”

    The next course scheduled is at Hunter Institute of TAFE, Newcastle in October, with further free TAFE courses planned.

    “Vehicle wrapping, whether total or partial, is a booming industry but there is a shortage of sufficiently skilled applicators,” says Alex McClelland, Spandex managing director and vice-president for Asia-Pacific. “In supporting TAFE training, Spandex and our material supply partner Avery Dennison, would like to demonstrate our commitment to increasing the pool of skilled labour and also give the students an extra skill to use in the job market. There is no cost to either the TAFE College or the students; we are doing this to support the industry’s future.”

    Spandex Asia-Pacific has branches in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. www.spandex.com.au