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Dulux Accredited Painters member, A.J. Cochrane & Sons, makes significant donation to MPA Skills

Malaga painting company, A.J. Cochrane & Sons, has continued its strong support of youth training and development, donating $11,000 worth of paint to the Master Painters Association (MPA) Skills organisation based in Maylands.

A.J. Cochrane & Sons has been in business for 80 years, cultivating a strong association with MPA Skills.

MPA Skills is a Group Training Organisation and Registered Training Organisation that provides training to 1200 students.

According to A.J. Cochrane & Sons’ managing director, Stephen Cochrane, giving back has always been part of the company’s mission to help ensure all aspiring painters are getting the best opportunities to succeed in the industry.

“MPA Skills mirrors our own values of the importance to give young painters the best possible start in the industry. This donation will assist them in giving their students access to the best quality product available.”

As a member of the Dulux Accredited program since its inception, A.J. Cochrane & Sons has been recognised by Dulux for its professionalism, skills and reliability.

Dulux Accredited account manager, Craig Blinco, says businesses like A.J. Cochrane & Sons are the reason the Program is so well respected within the industry.

“A.J. Cochrane & Sons illustrate what the Dulux Accredited Program is all about. They are leaders in the Australian painting industry with a genuine desire to give back to the community that has supported them for the better part of a century.”

Known for offering extensive work experience and apprenticeship opportunities for budding painting professionals, A.J. Cochrane & Sons also regularly donates payments from their smaller jobs to the Cancer Council after Stephen and his business partner and brother, Ray lost their father to bowel cancer a decade ago.

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