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Loughborough College and Project 12 partner in carbon fibre refinishing

News International-French

13 Oct 2014

The partnership created a programme in carbon fibre refinishing which has received Quality Assured Award status from IMI Awards (Institute of the Motor Industry).

With high-end, super car and super yacht clients, Project 12 specialises in the spray coating of composites and visual carbon fibre and teamed up with Loughborough College when it realised there was no formal recognition for the skills of its highly-trained staff.

David King, Managing Director of Banbury-based Project 12, said: “Putting our staff through an in-house training programme has enabled them to develop highly innovative and specific skills which have made us a leading authority in the sector."

He said that when he looked into sponsoring staff for a qualification that would recognise their professional competency, he discovered there was no vocational or accredited programme available, then he turned to Loughborough College.

“Following their delivery of a number of successful NVQ Level 3s to my staff at Carbody, Banbury I already had a great relationship with the College and with their trainer Mick Barker set about creating a proposal." said David King.

They finally presented a document which would allow Loughborough College to measure the abilities of paint technicians against the Project 12 Carbon Refinishing standard and were thrilled to be granted QAA status by IMI Awards.

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