Construction Students Pass with Flying Colours by Decorating First-Team Changing Room - Kibble: Specialist services & support for young people facing adversity
Posted: February 1, 2024

Students at Kibble’s Skills Academy who are working towards painting and decorating qualifications completed St Mirren’s first-team changing rooms to the high standard expected from a professional football club.

Practical skills are essential for aspiring painter and decorators and the students were extremely motivated to put their techniques into practice. Their SCQF Level 4 qualification in Construction Craft and Technician involves learning about different paint types, paint brushes, plastering and how to apply the various paints. The design brief requested St Mirren’s iconic black and white stripes as a feature wall and all young painters excelled at the attention to detail required for the real-life construction project.

Skills Academy Instructor Paul gave credit to the students, sharing that their enthusiasm inspires him to be the best educator possible. He said: “Being able to provide young people with valuable work experience is an essential part of The Skills Academy’s purpose to equip young people with life-long skills and the self-belief to build a bright future for themselves.”

“The students completed the project with great professionalism.”

Instructor Paul

St Mirren’s first team changing room transformation is a tangible example of young peoples’ incredible achievements and joins the club’s training complex renovation and hospitality entrance refurbishment. Kibble’s partnership with St Mirren continues to develop a fun and engaging young workforce development programme, which empowers young people and enhances employability.

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