Each year, TAFE Western’s Dubbo College provides training to more than 150 Automotive Vehicle Body students who want to specialise in panel beating or vehicle painting.
To further TAFE Western’s commitment to provide high quality, relevant and customised up-to-date training and facilities the Dubbo College has installed a new state-of-the-art PAN automotive spray booth, worth over $150,000.
The new spray booth will be officially unveiled this evening at an automotive panel beating and vehicle painting industry trade night at TAFE Western’s Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus.
Peter Allen, TAFE Western’s Head Teacher of Panel Beating and Vehicle Painting said the spray booth has been specifically designed for TAFE Western to maximise teaching and learning experiences.
“The commissioning of this new state-of-the-art spray booth is really exciting for TAFE and our students as it will provide training that is more aligned to industry.
“TAFE has reduced its use of solvent paints by 90 per cent over the past year and the new spray booth will assist with that as it is more adaptable to water based paints, which is the future of vehicle painting.
Peter also added that the PAN spray booth is more environmentally friendly demonstrating Dubbo Colleges leadership in environmental sustainability.
“It will use one third of the electricity of the old spray booth we had and the output of toxins is greatly reduced, leaving less of a footprint on the environment.”
More than 80 industry representatives from right across western New South Wales will attend this evening’s trade show starting at 6:00pm with a number of panel beating and vehicle painting demonstrations.