Leading roofing and ventilation component manufacturer, Klober, has shown support for young roofers last year, by donating materials to a number of colleges nationwide. The contribution marks part of Klober’s commitment to supporting the next generation of roofing professionals.
In 2020, Klober supplied several colleges in Scotland and the South West of England with a wide variety of quality products. The materials will be used by students in practical training sessions to help provide invaluable hands-on installation experience, which is replicated on lifelike roofing rigs.
As well as offering product donations, Klober has also supported the colleges with dedicated CPD classes, designed to enhance the students’ abilities. Covering topics like the elimination of condensation, the sessions have helped to reflect real life applications of products, as well as covering safety and the importance of maintaining best practice at all times. Some of the most recent colleges that have been supported include South Lanarkshire College, Edinburgh College, Dundee and Angus College, and West College Scotland.
Stuart Stockley, Managing Director at Klober, said: “Closing the skills gap by attracting and nurturing new talent is the responsibility of not only educators but also the wider construction industry. This includes manufacturers who can add real value to learning, through technical help and product support. Donating Klober products is one way we are committed to supporting the next generation of roofing professionals.
“It is our ambition that this approach will help to enrich the students’ education and in the longer term contribute to the UK’s quality and competency of roofers. It is a privilege to support the next generation of roofing construction professionals and to help them succeed.”
Steve Dowell, Roofing Lecturer for Construction Department at South Devon College, commented: “While there is no one-size-fits-all in terms of the path that individuals take into their chosen career, what we do know is that by providing the practical skills and coaching required for specific careers, we can better prepare our students for the working world. Product donations and support from Klober have played an important part in providing the students with valuable practical insight, and a greater understanding of how the skills they learn in the classroom will be used in real life, with real products. We are extremely grateful for the donations and for the value that Klober has added to our roofing courses.”