Konica Minolta have awarded two colour technician graduates the prestigious Master of Colour professional qualification.
The technicians, who work for Stockport-based Woodbank Office Solutions, have been awarded the prestigious ‘Master of Colour’ professional qualification, following a rigorous independent assessment by Konica Minolta trainers.
Following in the footsteps of a colleague, both received exemplary marks including completing eLearning material and an in-depth on line testing procedure.
Summing up the engineers’ achievements, Gary Kendrick, Konica Minolta’s UK Technical Training Manager, said: “This is unprecedented to have 3 qualified ‘Master of Colour’ technicians for a Partner company. It shows the highest level of commitment from Woodbank’s technical department to reach the standards of Konica Minolta Technical Education.”
In order to sit the ‘Master of Colour’ examination, engineers must first pass three preparatory stages: Associate, Professional and Expert.
Each examination process is made up of a series of multiple technical subjects ranging from IT to advanced engineering, involving many technical questions, and requires intense preparation and study.
The two Woodbank engineers were assessed by independent training professionals from the Konica Minolta Academy, the technical examining body established by Konica Minolta, which assesses all technicians working on the company’s equipment.
Woodbank’s Service Director Jason Morris – himself a Master of Colour – knows from first-hand experience the time and energy that goes into achieving the qualifications.
He said: “I am very proud of our engineers, and this achievement not only reaffirms their knowledge and expertise within the industry, but also their diligence and passion.
“We invest heavily in our technical support team ensuring each receives the best accessible support to deliver the best service to our customers, who really are at the core of everything we do at Woodbank.
“With this in mind, we were extremely keen to drive the Outward qualifications forward so that each of our engineers can obtain the highest available qualifications.”
Woodbank has been in partnership with Konica Minolta for 21 years, supplying and servicing photocopiers and printers all over the North West and nationwide.
This year has been an exciting time for Woodbank; as well as the recent Outward certifications, the company’s founding director Janet Bowden was shortlisted in the North West Entrepreneur Awards 2016.