Michael King - Heavy Fabrication Engineer

After four years secondary education at Central Southland College Michael was accepted onto the Level 2 National Certificate in Fabrication Welding pre apprenticeship course at the Southern Institute of Technology in 2001.


Having a strong background in English, maths graphics, technology and key board skills are advantageous for any apprentice and are subjects well worth taking through to Year 12 for anyone considering any type of apprenticeship.


During his pre apprenticeship course Michael spent a day a week on work experience at MacMaster Engineering in Winton which provided him with additional practical experience. It allowed MacMaster’s to assess Michael’s suitability for an apprenticeship while enabling Michael to make a more informed decision that engineering was the desired career path for him.

Michael was offered an apprenticeship with Southern Group Training and placed on secondment with McMaster Engineering where he has just completed his apprenticeship.