Last Updated: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

College Plastering Department Wins an Award!

The plastering department at North Lindsey College has been awarded a Bronze Award for their ongoing partnership with British Gypsum.

British Gypsum work in collaborartion with 75 Colleges and presents just three awards at their annual presentation event, showing the dedication towards new and developing plasterers.

The College has a fantastic working relationship with British Gypsum who support the young aspiring plastering students by donating products and materials to the College.  The company also provides support and guidance through an online learning hub, where students can assess information, how to videos and presentations.  This support is only available to students on the plastering programmes at North Lindsey College and other Colleges within the partnership.

Three awards were given out at the event and the College is delighted to have been recognised from British Gypsum for their dedication and commitment for delivering excellent training in plastering within the region, using the finest materials and being pro-active in the trade.

Mark Hornsby (Plastering Tutor at North Lindsey College) said: “Receiving the award means a great deal to the college, a lot of effort and hours goes into delivering a quality lesson for each and every student, it’s a privilege to be recognised for the hard work that’s undertaken.”

David Kehoe (National Technical Training Representative) “North Lindsey College was awarded the Bronze level on the College partnership due to it being proactive in using and promoting the ‘Thistle Partnership Learning Hub’, entering individuals into the Skill Build plastering competition and also promoting British Gypsum products to local employers.  The College wasn’t singled out for this award - it’s a new approach to the Thistle partnership and 35 of the colleges that we support received awards at various levels.
“The benefits to the College are that they are able to use a wide range of British Gypsum products to train students with - giving the individuals involved more opportunities of gaining employment as their knowledge and skills of the products used to meet the requirements of potential employers within the plastering industry.

“Also it gives students the knowledge of up- selling their skills and offering a wide range of services within the industry.  The end users (students) get to use the British gypsum products for training, so will hopefully continue to buy the products throughout the rest of their careers in the plastering industry.”