South Eastern Regional College Motor Vehicle Apprentice Paul Robinson was crowned winner of the Northern Ireland Light Vehicle Finals.
A LISBURN apprentice has recently been crowned winner of the Northern Ireland Light Vehicle Finals, beating off competition from five other young hopefuls.
Paul Robinson, a former St Patrick's High School pupil and a car fanatic, is employed by RO.CO Auto Solutions picked up a prize of £500 worth of new tools.
Paul, who is studying a Level 3 Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship at South Eastern Regional College (SERC) qualified for the regional finals by winning an internal competition with his classmates and then progressing to the semifinal stage which pitted motor vehicle apprentices from across Northern Ireland against each other with the aim of identifying the top five to compete in the final.
He currently has one year left of his motor vehicle apprenticeship
and has aspirations of to a
level 4 qualification which would provide him with expertise in areas such as auto electrics.
John Nixon, Head of School for Construction and Engineering Services at SERC paid tribute to Paul on his achievement: "Paul deserves a lot of praise for winning this competition.
"He was competing against some of the most talented apprentices in Northern Ireland and to secure first place is a very positive reflection on his skills and talents. It is important for our economy that we produce a highly skilled workforce and skills competitions are a great way of developing talent."
To find out more about the range of apprenticeship programmes available at South Eastern Regional College visit www.serc.ac.uk or call 0845 600 7555.