C.K tools Supports the Nations’ Bright Sparkies

Monday 15th June 2015

Supporting the next generation of tradesmen is high on the agenda at C.K tools, which, since 2003, has supported over 22,500 apprentice electricians as part of its Bright Sparks initiative.

Committed to developing bright ‘sparkies’ of the future, the C.K Bright Sparks programme was established to help promote vocational education programmes as an attractive option and a viable career path.

Bright Sparks began with three colleges, but twelve years later, the scheme has grown significantly. C.K tools now provides sixty colleges and universities across the UK with a bursary and a selection of quality tools to use while training, helping to ensure the future development of professionals within the industry, while also promoting the use of the safest and best quality hand tools.

Bright Sparks not only offers free professional equipment for use in college workshops, but also a ‘prize fund’ to help motivate and enthuse apprentice electricians.

Colleges receive up to forty tools each, choosing two professional quality C.K tools from a selection of toolbox heroes, of which they receive twenty of each to kit out their workshops. Colleges that renew their Bright Spark partnership will continue to build up their stock of top quality equipment.

Incentivising great work, the Bright Sparks bursary provides each college with a fund to reward students through their studies. The bursary is equivalent to £350 (RRP) of C.K products to be used at lecturers’ discretion throughout the year. Whether competing for an annual £350 grand prize or rewarding students more frequently with smaller prizes, this generous bursary provides colleges with the freedom to choose how best to motivate students.

C.K tools’ approach of continual improvement and development through the Bright Sparks scheme is designed to help train future professionals within the electrical industry. C.K tools also believes that the tools electricians are introduced to during their training are the ones they choose throughout their careers. These tools must be of the highest quality - tools designed specifically for electricians; tools they can trust.
Laura Howard, Product and Marketing Executive, C.K tools said: “We know the constraints that educational establishments face when kitting out their workshops, but believe that those equipped with professional quality C.K tools will be in a prime position to produce the very best electricians in the country.

“The bursaries and tools provided by C.K tools give the students a comprehensive and useful introduction to the tools and equipment they will use as professionals and gives them the opportunity to use the equipment under the expert guidance of their course tutors. By committing this support through our Bright Sparks initiative we can foster a real sense of encouragement among budding electricians.”

For further information, or to apply to join the Bright Sparks scheme please e-mail laura.howard@cki.uk.com or call 0161 226 1153.

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