Spies Hecker has announced a range of courses that specifically address the needs of refinishers and bodyshops by helping them perfect their painting skills while increasing their knowledge.
As part of its dedication to helping its refinishers attain the best possible repair result using its products, Spies Hecker runs a series of annual training courses. With five courses scheduled to run several times throughout 2014 – including the specialist course for three-stage paint systems – attendees have every opportunity to gain valuable new skills in multiple areas.
Daniel Hartland, Spies Hecker brand marketing coordinator, UK and Ireland, says, “We know how well-received our training courses are. Feedback from past attendees has been overwhelmingly positive and the recently added three-stage paint systems course has proven extremely popular. With more OEMs using these types of finishes it is essential for refinishers to be fully trained in this area; this is where the very personal approach we take to training really comes into its own. The course includes all the knowledge and techniques required in an ATA Senior Paint Technician accreditation assessment.”
The three-stage paint systems course is designed to provide technicians with comprehensive knowledge of the correct application process and is open to all experienced refinishers . The three-stage paint systems courses are scheduled for 14 / 15 May 2014 and 8 / 9 October 2014.
Other Spies Hecker training courses available include:
Product System Technology
Two-day course to develop skills and understanding of the requirements for waterborne and high-solid refinish technologies. £155 plus VAT per day; this will also include QAA certification.
Dates: 15 / 16 April, 16 / 17 July, 30 / 31 October and 8 / 9 December 2014
Two-day course to introduce delegates to the importance of colour matching and the techniques used to achieve this. £135 plus VAT per day
Dates: 6 / 7 May, 13 / 14 August and 3 / 4 December 2014
One-day course to develop skills via the use of practical demonstrations to enhance the knowledge and ability to perform Speed Repairs. £135 plus VAT per day
Dates: 19 May, 26 August and 13 November 2014
One-day course to provide technicians with comprehensive knowledge of the use and care of ColorDialog spectrophotometer. £135 plus VAT per day
Dates: 26 March, 11 June, 24 September and 15 December 2014
ATA Assessments are also available on the following dates, with prices available upon request:
7 / 14/ 24 / 25 March 2014
7 / 8 / 22 / 23 April 2014
12 / 13 May 2014
9 / 10 / 23 / 24 June 2014
14 / 15 / 28 / 29 July 2014
11 / 12 / 26 / 27 August 2014
8 / 9 / 22 / 23 September 2014
6 / 7 20 / 21 October 2014
3 / 4 / 17 / 18 November 2014
1 / 2 December 2014
All courses will take place at the Spies Hecker Training Academy, Welwyn Garden City, Herts.
Hartland concludes, “Spies Hecker is a firm believer in ongoing training. It’s hugely important for those working in our industry to keep up-to-date with developments in both product technology and application techniques. With our courses, they can be assured of staying ahead of the curve while achieving the very best results.”