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Allenton Big Local has recently provided support for local company Ethiprint as part of the Big Local Priority 3 activity Creating Opportunities for Training and Employment. Ethiprint received £3,000 worth of funding towards the cost of training one of its employees in machine printing.

Ethiprint, which is based on Sandown Road, is a printer and leading provider of medical, healthcare and cosmetics packaging. Employee John Selvli (pictured right) completed a City & Guilds NVQ 2 in machine printing through Leicester College. NVQs allow theory to be delivered through training and course materials and the employee is then observed at work after each session. The course covered subjects such as the principles of print and colour, methods of working, and health and safety.