Trades Testimonials

Nellie Baker

Gold Medallion – Construction and industrial

Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-Vocational) 

“Being a female in trade isn’t as big or scary as you may think. My teachers have made me feel confident and comfortable. I’m now excited to start my apprenticeship and see where I can go with it.”

When Nellie decided to change her career and pursue training to become an electrician, she knew the journey would have its challenges. But she’d tell you today that it’s all worth it.

“I studied fashion and nutrition in the past and worked in hospitality, but none of these paths were right for me. I’ve always enjoyed hands-on, practical work and knew of many friends who work in trades and enjoy it,” said the 28-year-old.

Nellie cites the flexible nature of the Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies and supportive teachers as integral to helping her overcome challenges of a mid-career change.