Nippon Paint to empower 10,000 painters across Tamil Nadu with RPL

Chennai, January 10th 2019: Nippon Paint (India) Private Limited (Decorative Division) Asia’s leading paint manufacturer, today announced its association with TNSDC (Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation) and PCSC (Paints and Coatings Skill Council) to retrain and certify 10,000 painters across Tamil Nadu with RPL certification. Mr. S Mahesh Anand, President – Decorative Division, Nippon Paint, Ms. B. Jothi Nirmalasamy, IAS, MD, TNSDC, Mr. V. Vishnu, Executive Director, TNSDC, Mr. Shajahan M, Joint Director, Regional Directorate of Apprenticeship Training (RDAT), and Mr. Suresh Mohandas, Vice President-Affiliation & Training, PCSC, launched the RPL assessment for the painters. Nippon Paint will provide free professional painter’s training at their PROceed Training Academy to equip the painters in obtaining TNSDC certification that will recognise them as Professional painters.

Through its painters training academy, Nippon Paint is armed with the necessary capacity and resources to carry out such a valuable initiative. The training focuses on equipping the painters with the necessary skills required to meet current industry requirements. This would help the painters to move up the value chain as government-certified professional painters.

Talking about the initiative, Mr. S Mahesh Anand, President – Decorative Division, Nippon Paint India commented, “Nippon Paint is proud to partner with TNSCD and PCSC to provide training and formal professional certification for painters with experience. With this initiative, we aim to develop a skilling ecosystem and help painters to be more equipped with the latest technological development and training. In its first phase, we plan to train 3,000 painters in the first quarter”.


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