It is no secret that each of us have had to evolve in the way we undertake our daily tasks as the COVID-19 pandemic grips our country. With broad social restrictions being enforced, many tasks we took for granted are no longer possible. For many vehicle painting students, this means they are no longer able to receive much needed hands-on training in their courses. To support students during this break in their education, for the next two months, Axalta (Standox parent company) has opened up their E-Learning platforms to provide all refinish training organisations/institutes with free access.
Axalta has always been an advocate of the power of hands-on training when it comes to encouraging apprentices to pursue their career in refinishing. Whilst, in an ideal world, the preference would be for students to attend the training at an Axalta training centre, that cannot be a reality at this time. The free access to the E-Learning platforms bridges the gap in their learning until hands-on learning again becomes a possibility.
Through access to the MiKey platform, students will be able to access modules such as: safety in the workplace, surface preparation, plastic part preparation and repair, high-performance substrates, colours and colour tools, refinish repair process and application defects. All aspects of colour training in these modules are based on the latest Axalta waterborne technologies.
Axalta understands just how important it is to have continued training while face-to-face training options are restricted.
“Our aim, with students, has always been to show these talented young people that they can have a rewarding career in auto repair and refinish.” says Paul Polverino, Axalta’s National Training Manager. “Even though we are unable to support them in a face-to-face capacity, we have been able to find an alternate solution and we can provide support in an online environment. Students also earn 2 1-car points after the successful completion of all modules, which is a great incentive to get involved in this initiative.”
Axalta is committed to supporting apprentices who seek a career in auto repair and refinishing and is continuing to support students in these unprecedented times.