Design Technician Training Programme
Opening a Debate on Training – Introduction
Dear Industry Colleagues
My involvement in the kitchen industry goes back almost 40 years and my passion for this has never diminished. It’s a fascinating career for those who truly embrace; we’re in a position to turn client’s dreams for their new kitchen to reality. Great design, allied to great products, combined with great project management – is what’s entailed in great kitchens.
One element missing - relates to the industry failing to develop a cohesive education and training programme. There’s a massive amount of product training available in relation to appliances, worksurfaces, sinks & taps, furniture, lighting, etc. What our industry lacks is a clear education and career path for those wishing to enter the world of kitchens. This has been a hobby horse of mine for many years demonstrated by a 2017 ‘KBB Review’ article.
For those in the kitchen industry, as per most other walks of life, we’re currently going through turbulent times and in uncharted territory. Challenging is the statement I personally like to utilise to describe the situation. There’s much we cannot influence, on the other hand if we concentrate on those we can – this puts us in a position to make a difference.
Hence we at Callerton have put together and would like to share with the industry - our contribution to developing a ‘Design Technician Training Programme’. Last year we made the decision to put our money where our mouth is and develop our own DT training programme – the following ‘7 Modules’ help to explain and demonstrate what this entails.
We welcome your thoughts and input as how this can be further developed.