Bright SPARK Kane is in the regional finals
A DETERMINED apprentice has shown he is one of the top young electricians in the country after securing a place in the final of a prestigious contest.
Kane Barker, from Clayton-le-Moors, made it through the regional heats to reach the SPARKS final.
The 23-year-old was put through a gruelling day of challenges to test his technical ability, time management, character and commitment.
The former Norden High School pupil (pictured above right) works for Clemson Electrical Contractors and is entering the final year of his training programme with Themis at Burnley College.
He said: “The competition was intense and it was a great opportunity for me to test my skills against some of the best in the UK.
“The challenge on the day was to wire up four-way lighting controls, complete with switches and trunking. It was the first year SPARKS used a live circuit, so the pressure was really on, too.”