The annual PPG colour matching competition was held at the PPG training centre Eastern Creek at the beginning of July.
All TAFE colleges from across NSW were asked to nominate their best colour matcher to participate in the NSW state competition and after a rigorous selection process Maxine Colligan and Mathew Hughes were chosen to represent Campbelltown TAFE vehicle refinishing section.
The NSW competition involved accurately matching two vehicle colours, one solid and one metallic, with only one hour to complete each colour.
Students were required to adjust 200mls of mixed colour using only supplied tinters and their own skills to colour match the two colours and they were judged on:
Keeping a clean work area and equipment
Working with the correct safety procedures
Economical use of material (paint wastage)
At the conclusion of the competition Maxine Colligan (the only female competitor) was a clear winner with Mathew Hughes securing second place. Congratulations to both Maxine and Mathew of Campbelltown TAFE on their successful quinella.
Maxine will now go on to represent NSW at the international colour matching competition to be held in Melbourne in October. However, prior to October, Maxine has another important date in Kazan, Russia where she will be representing Australia in the car painting category at the international Worldskills competition.
Bring on the rest of the world!