NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Apr 27th, 2012.
An 18 year old apprentice studying at Yale College has won a bronze award at the all-Wales Motor Vehicle Skills Final held in Cardiff.
At the finals Jack Kamperman conducted a series of motor vehicle engineering assessments under a stringent marking system set to test his knowledge and practical abilities.
These included engine, chassis, driveline and electrical units and component replacements as well as health and safety, correct use of tools, equipment and vehicle care.
Motor fanatic Jack, began his training at Yale College on a Pathways to Apprenticeship programme before being employed by local company D & G Auto Services in Rhosrobin, Wrexham.
A promising automotive specialist, Jack is now studying Level 2 Apprenticeship through Yale Training which is part of the North and Mid Wales Skills Consortium.
Jack secured his place in the final as runner up in the North & Mid Wales regional final held early in March at Deeside College.
“It was an enjoyable yet nerve racking challenge that has helped me gain more valuable experience in the motor industry, to come third in Wales is just overwhelming,” said Jack.
Skills Competition Wales aims to find their most talented trainees in areas including motor vehicle, automotive engineering, aerospace, construction skills, catering, accountancy, media, and information technology.
It brings together colleges, sector skills councils and training providers who run competitions across Wales and backed by the Welsh Government through the European Social Fund.