Taylor Fishlock

Taylor Fishlock
2015
Runner-up
Northern Territory

After growing up on a remote cattle station in the Northern Territory, Taylor Fishlock was keen to pursue a trade that could take her anywhere she chose to go. She identified electrical work as the path to new opportunities and gained an Australian Apprenticeship with her Katherine-based employers.

Qualification: Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
Employer: M&K Lee Electrical Contractors
Training provider: Charles Darwin University

After growing up on a remote cattle station in the Northern Territory, Taylor Fishlock was keen to pursue a trade that could take her anywhere she chose to go. She identified electrical work as the path to new opportunities and gained an Australian Apprenticeship with her Katherine-based employers.

Taylor describes herself as having a strong work ethic and drive. This has seen her dedicate herself to her studies and resulted in her winning the National Electrical and Communications Association’s (NECA) Australian Electrical Apprentice of the Year. Taylor is also breaking down gender roles in her work field, being the first woman to win a NECA Australian Industrial Award.

As well as studying her Certificate III in Electrotechnology, Taylor has also gained other work-related qualifications such as First Aid. She intends to continue her studies and focus on the Small Business skills sector, with the aim of opening her own electrical contracting business in the future.

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