Travis McPherson - Apprentice Light Fabrication Engineer

After completing his secondary schooling at Central Southland College Travis worked in a number of roles before being given the opportunity to become an apprentice through Southern Group Training. Travis is seconded to Southland Sheetmetal.


To complete the Level 4 National Certificate in Light Fabrication Engineering Travis must complete a range of unit standards comprising both theory and practical elements. Travis’s off job theory training has been provided by S.I.T through his attendance at evening class and through a three week block course each year.


As an apprentice Travis has his own Training Manager who has developed an individual training plan for him which sets realistic goals and timeframes to achieve them in. The Training Manager meets with Travis on a regular basis and is available as a mentor to both Travis and his supervisor.


An apprentice can only complete his workplace assessment when he has achieved competency in the theory components of the unit standard, therefore, regular attendance at evening classes is very important is the apprentice is to made good progress through their apprenticeship.