Paul May Tabetha Collins

Tabetha Collins will represent Sussex Coast College Hastings in the regional heat of the 2017 Sparks UK Electrical Apprentice of the year competition.

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The search for the UK’s next Electrical Apprentice of the year got underway at SCCH’s Ore Valley campus last week, when Level 2 and Level 3 students competed in an Electrical competition to decide who would be selected for the regional heat in February.

The students put their skills to the test in the Electrical Workshop to fly the flag for SCCH at Uxbridge College in the New Year.

Reuben Hart finished in third place, Andrew Austin was the runner-up in second place, and Tabetha came out on top. All three students received certificates for their efforts and outstanding performance throughout the year so far.

Richard Nesbitt Reuben Hart Andrew Austin

Tabetha will proudly represent Sussex Coast College at the regional heat, and compete against students from other colleges in the South East on Thursday 16th February.

The winner of the South East regional heat will then compete against the top student from each of the other regions over a two day event on 8th & 9th March 2017; with the winner being crowned ‘2017 Sparks UK Electrical Apprentice of the Year’.

Paul May, Electrical Installations Lecturer, said: “It was a great competition, and everyone who took part did exceptionally well. But, Tabetha was a worthy winner. She is a first-class electrical student and a rising star in the electrical industry!

I’m sure she will do very well in the regional heat and we’re very proud that she will be representing the college.

She is one of only two full-time female electrical students currently enrolled on our electrical installation courses, and is an excellent role model to other girls and young women thinking about becoming an electrician.”

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