Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions recently announced the addition of a new trainer to its vehicle wrap training program and an extension to the 2021 wrap training schedule.
Charlie Trujillo, owner and CEO of Lettering Express in Oklahoma City, Okla., has joined trainers Justin Pate, John Duever, and Chad Parrish. Trujillo holds multiple certifications, has participated in wrap competitions all over the world, and brings more than 15 years of
industry experience to the program.
“I’m super excited to join such a great team,” said Trujillo. “I feel like each of us brings something special to the table. I am excited to share my knowledge and expertise with the industry!”
Avery’s original 2021 training schedule filled quickly. With closed classes and growing waiting lists through the month of October, the company recently announced an extended schedule for the year.
“We have a lot of passionate people ready to learn, so we wanted to give them more chances to do just that,” said marketing associate Graeme McKnight.
The company offers two hands-on courses—Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced—and a certification exam.
The workshops and Certified Wrap Installer (CWI) certification program were developed in collaboration with wrap installer Justin Pate. The focus of the program is on building real world skills that increase profits and quality while streamlining workflow. Each attendee receives a free 23-m (75-ft) roll of either a full print kit or colour change film, application tools, and a discount membership to The Wrap Institute—an $850 value.
“Our supreme wrapping film and digital classes are primarily hands-on training,” said McKnight. “Instructors focus on cutting skills, properties of the material, and installation techniques.”
The CWI certification is recommended for installers who have completed at least 10 full wraps and/or completed both the Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced workshops. Once an individual has passed their final exam, they earn their official Avery Dennison Certified Wrap Installer credentials.