Mitchell Fisch has received the Swinburne Apprentice of the Year Award for 2016 after finishing a Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade.
The different finalists have been plumbing apprentice Steve Coonan and becoming and machining apprentice Vladimir Miskovic.
“I experience extraordinarily honoured to have obtained this award and additionally very honoured to were part of the Swinburne network,” Mr Fisch says.
“I changed into fortunate sufficient to paintings at more than one groups all through my apprenticeship and changed into capable of paintings on one of a kind styles of manufacturing. I changed into doing various things each day which changed into each high-quality a laugh and additionally very educational.”
Although Mr Fisch finished his apprenticeship in fabrication, he now operates his personal blacksmithing commercial enterprise.
“I first labored in wrought iron fabricating and forging gates and fences from scratch. I fell in love with the forging system and operating with warm steel.”
“Welding and fabrication is an crucial enterprise in our society and blacksmithing could be very a lot part of its history. I use each talent units collectively to create the paintings that I do.”
Under the commercial enterprise call of Mitchell Fisch Blacksmith, Mr Fisch forges custom portions of artwork for clients.
“The opportunities of what you may create are most effective restrained on your creativeness and talent set, so I made it my aim to study as a lot as feasible and am nevertheless studying to this day.”
During his time at Swinburne, Mr Fisch additionally had the danger to paintings in South Africa as a part of the Community Plumbing Challenge. During the two-week trip, groups of 4 needed to layout and construct 8 lavatories for the network of Diepsloot.
“The possibility to paintings in South Africa changed into with the aid of using some distance the maximum wonderful enjoy of my life.”
In the destiny Mr Fisch hopes to preserve his commercial enterprise forging one-of-a-type artworks.