We learn more about the flourishing partnership between CKI and Leicester College, and find out why many more ‘Bright Sparks’ are set to benefit over the next little while.
Carl Kammerling International (CKI) remains fully committed to supporting the next generation of professional electricians, and was delighted to receive a ‘Business Recognition 2021’ award for its work with Leicester College.
The ‘Bright Sparks by CKI’ college sponsorship scheme began in 2003, and has provided Leicester College with quality hand tools and training resources to help students develop their skills. This year, exciting new elements will be added to the scheme to allow students to benefit even more during their studies.
About the scheme
Since the ‘Bright Sparks by CKI’ scheme began in 2003, Carl Kammerling International has supported over 50,000 apprentice electricians and now provides sixty colleges across the UK and Ireland with free professional standard C.K tools for use in their workshops.
The initiative continues to flourish and supports the continued development of students whose aim is to become the best professional electricians within the industry, whilst also providing and promoting the importance of the use of professional standard hand tools.
A tutor’s insight
Neil McManus, Construction T Level Programme Area Manager at Leicester College, commented: “The Bright Sparks scheme helps to support students by providing them with C.K industrial standard tools made of high quality materials to use in our workshops.
“This makes learning new practical skills easier to achieve, and enables the College to support and sponsor students with tools for use on site or into employment. The scheme also builds student confidence to carry out electrical skills by using first class tools. They look professional and the insulated tools keep students safe on-site.
“Access to the Productwise website at Carl Kammerling International supports learners with knowledge, which hopefully helps them to attain high grades in their final exams. The website also supports CPD for staff and students and provides certificates of achievement for students to use when applying for work.”
This year Bright Sparks by CKI is set to be further enhanced, to enable students to get the most out of the scheme. There will be a strong focus on educational aspects, which will continue to provide C.K hand tools for practical lessons, with the addition of knowledge designed to support theory-based lessons.
A series of educational posters will be available, as well as full access to Productwise, a great online learning resource packed full of useful information.
Staying connected will become an integral part of the scheme, bringing together a community of Bright Sparks colleges using social media to highlight student progress, news of special events such as award ceremonies with presentations of C.K Tool kits and certificates for exceptional students, in recognition of their efforts and progression during the college year.
Next year will see Carl Kammerling International celebrate its 20th year in partnership with Leicester College, and both organisations are looking forward to continuing that successful relationship to help support the professional electricians of the future.
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