Michael Edwards

2018
Winner
New South Wales

Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

After 15 years working as a motor mechanic, mature-age apprentice Michael’s employer, Snowy Hydro Limited offered him the opportunity to take on a second trade.

He completed a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician, taking out the TAFE NSW Wagga Wagga Campus apprentice of the year in 2017. In the final ‘Capstone’ exam for his apprenticeship, Michael achieved the unprecedented result of 100 per cent in his practical exam and 93 per cent for the knowledge exam. It was the highest mark achieved at Wagga since the nationally written and validation assessment began.

Snowy Hydro hold Michael in high esteem as he displays exemplary commitment as a mature-age apprentice with a dual qualification while juggling a young family.