Before the rebranding of courses by the Technical Education Division, Painting, and Decorating had been the name of the course since it’s introduction into Technical Institutions and Our vision is to train and produce skilled young graduates required to satisfy the industrial demand and also serve as entrepreneurs.
The course content can be broadly divided into the following facets:
- Types of surface coating and application
- Colour Theory
- Decorative treatment
- Sign writing
- Spray painting
- Scaffolding and site safety
- Screen Printing
- Trade Calculation
Both male and female graduate with a pass in Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and those from Senior High Schools who for various reasons could not complete their course of study can be enrolled on the course. The course is a three-year programme that leads to the award of Certificate II by COTVET.
After completion of the program students are given a certificate by the Technical Examination Unit for the electives and National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX) also issue core Certificate
Successful students qualify to:
- Obtain admission to the Polytechnic to offer HND programs in either Fine Art, Sculpture, Ceramics, Graphics design or Textiles.
- Be trained in the Colleges of Education as teachers
- Enlisted in the Army, Police or the Fire service to work at their workshop.
- Use the entrepreneurial skills taught in school to create their own businesses either in groups or individually to take painting and decorating jobs, printing of T-shirts etc
- To be employed in any of the Building industry.
A lot of our past students have teamed up to set up their own businesses and taking painting and other decorative jobs by the help of the entrepreneurial skills they were taught in school.
Others, including ladies are doing well in the Military, Police and Prison services, the Building industry, Teaching service and other fields of work.
The department is ready to take and execute any job in the various disciplines that have been outlined earlier on, to further expose students to on-the-job practical training.