Bright SPARK Kane is in the re­gional fi­nals

Accrington Observer - - NEWS -

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.”

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