Future Technology is Mitchell’s goal

Investing four years in an Australian Apprenticeship has long-lasting rewards according to Melbourne-based fitter and turner Mitchell Dowling.

The 25-year-old is on track to gain his Certificate III in Engineering (Mechatronic) through host business Laser 3D training, Chisholm TAFE and group training organisation Link Employment.

Mitchell also studied at university but left to seek a more practical learning environment.

“The rewards of an apprenticeship far outweigh the risk, I get paid whilst also learning the practical skills behind the theory” Mitchell said.

 “The work is both complex and rewarding, with the proper information”

“Patience and an attention to detail are some of the key traits needed to succeed as a fitter and turner."

Mitchell was selected as part of Group Training Australia’s Today’s Skills: Tomorrow’s Leaders Program in 2014 and plans to progress into a managerial role.

Mitchell is also currently volunteering as the Logistics Manager for the Mirabel Family Camp at Somers.

“I’m hoping to work on complex jobs while developing my current skills, whilst working towards new and developing technologies" he said.

If you are interested in an Australian Apprenticeship and how to get started, download An Australian Apprenticeship - Endless Career Possibilities brochure or contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

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