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Bright sparks Connor and Tom to represent Cardiff and Vale College in Skills Competition Wales Electrical contest

Twin brothers Connor and Tom Lewis are through to the finals of Skills Competition Wales in the Electrical category.

Tom is also one of the top three Electrical apprentices in the country, having recently come third in Sparks UK Electrical Apprentice of the Year 2017. Tom won a tool bag full of kit.

“I came third in the UK, which was a really good experience,” the 19-year-old from Maesteg said. “I didn’t expect to do well so I was glad to finish in third place, and it’s exciting to be in the finals of Skills Competition Wales as well.”

Tom and his brother Connor, also 19 and living in Maesteg, will now go through to the final of Skills Competition Wales in June, having been placed in the top three in the Electrical heats.

“We were timed and tested in the heats,” Connor said. “I’m looking forward to taking part in the finals – I’m very excited about it.”


Notes to editors

  • In 2016 CAVC won the prestigious UK-wide Association of Colleges Beacon Award for its innovative and sector leading apprenticeship provision
  • Cardiff and Vale College is one of the top companies for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the National Centre for Diversity’s 2016 Top 100 Index. It has also been awarded the National Centre for Diversity’s Award for Welsh FE College of the Year 2016
  • CAVC was shortlisted for the TES College of the Year Award 2017
  • Cardiff and Vale College was awarded College of the Year at the 2015 and 2016 Insider Business and Education Partnership Awards
  • Apply now to join CAVC in Sept 2017
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