BCITO annual Big Construction Tour at Invercargill hosted a brilliant day in more ways than one. Not only was the sun brilliant, but each of the four visits was brilliant. Deb Paul, BCITO Industry Advocate for Painting & Decorating was fortunate to be with the group who were hosted by Herman Morsink’s painting and decorating company.
All students bar one had a mindset that carpentry is the career for them. That was until they experienced some “hands on” activities at HG Morsinks Ltd. All students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity trying their hand at cutting in with a brush, using a spray gun and wallpapering. Thank you so much Herman. The time you spent setting up your workshop to host these students and enabling a great experience through having your staff available to assist was truly appreciated.
And the hit activity? Wallpapering created an immense impression. The collection of pics below says it all.
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