Zambian Green building association offers training in dry wall partitioning  

In conjunction with Saint-Gobain and Thorn Park Construction Training Center, The Zambian Green building association jobs Program offered training in dry wall partitioning and ceiling installation in Lusaka.

Together with its local partners and key stakeholders, the ZGJP, identified an opportunity to strengthen skills in dry wall partitioning and ceiling installation. This was in order to support job creation in environmentally friendly construction.

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The training focuses on how eco-friendly materials manufactured by Saint-Gobain should be handled, installed and maintained for customers.

Mr Minestone Simfukwe is the Saint-Gobain Tertiary Manager for Zambia. According to him the market value for sustainable construction materials that:

  • give thermo comfort and has a durable feeling
  • improve aesthetic performance
  • provide good air quality

Will improve the way local artisans apply ceiling materials which will result into quality finished products.

In addition, it has created global opportunities for the training institution. It has enhanced Thorn Park Construction Training Centre’s branding and further led to potential partnerships globally.  The training enhanced the skill set of 19 individuals, representing seven construction companies.

ZGJP collaborated with Thorn Park Construction Training Centre and Saint-Gobain to enhance sustainable construction practices in Zambia. This will enable construction companies to better understand and utilize sustainable construction technologies. Especially the ones  which present opportunities for business growth.

In addition, it has created global opportunities for the training institution. It has enhanced Thorn Park Construction Training Centre’s branding and further led to potential partnerships globally.  The training enhanced the skill set of 19 individuals, representing seven construction companies.

Companies that received training

Among the represented construction companies that received training were:

  • One Touch Investments and Alutech
  • KAMA Associates
  • House and Homes
  • Linter Architects

Students from Thorn Park Construction Training Center and Abbeycon sub-contractors also participated in the training. Amongst the participants were four individuals, namely: Chansa Puta,  Febian Mulenga, John Bwalya and Chiti Matonmombo, who have been selected to represent Zambia in the upcoming World Skills Competition in Abu Dhabi.

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