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Carl Kammerling boosts BrightSparks college sponsorship scheme

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Carl Kammerling International, the company behind the C.K Tools brand, is further bolstering its commitment to the college sponsorship scheme it launched in 2003. 

Dubbed ‘Bright Sparks by CKI’, Carl Kammerling International works with 60 colleges across the UK and Ireland, providing them with free professional standard C.K tools for use in their workshops with hand tools and training resources to help students develop their skills. However, in response to the soaring demand for skilled electricians across the UK, the company is bolstering the scheme further. 

In 2021, Bright Sparks by CKI will put a strong focus on the educational aspects of training, 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, an online learning resource packed full of useful information.

Carl Kammerling will also utilise social media to ensure that those benefiting from the Bright Sparks by CKI scheme can stay connected. Its social media presence will 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.

The Bright Sparks by CKI scheme is only set to grow further in the coming years, with it set to celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, having first partnered with Leicester College in 2003. 

During its time, Carl Kammerling International has supported over 50,000 apprentice electricians and now provides 60 colleges across the UK and Ireland with free professional standard C.K tools for use in their workshops.

The Bright Sparks by CKI 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.

In recognition of its work, Carl Kammerling International has been awarded a ‘Business Recognition 2021’ award for its work with Leicester College. 

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.”

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