In July 2015, Ellie completed our 10 pop up interior decorating course. She gave 100% commitment and decided at the end to go to college to complete her L2 painting and decorating course after two years of studying; Ellie successfully completed her level 2 Diploma in painting and decorating and in October 2017 start working as a sub-contractor for our female interior decorating Intodecor.
She says, “My dad is a builder and I liked going to work with him. And I especially liked P&D. My brother- in-law told me about Angela course so I thought I would try it out. I really didn’t want to go to college but the trainer and Angela told me how good I was and I should go and they would still be there if I need help. I am so glad I did the course it was so much fun even though I was the only girl out of three to complete”.
Ellie is one of our first participants to complete a painting and decorating qualification and is a true champion of progression into construction trades. Ellie initially struggled academically at sixth form; she showed real resilience to bounce back stronger. To see her working as a qualified tradeswomen is a heartwarming moment for us all at O-W-E – C.I.C. We salute her and our many participants who began the leap to study for a CSCS card this academic year.
Ellie, Painter & Decorator at work