Nash Lowis - Life after athletics
Posted on 26/08/19 in
ASA has successfully paved the way for talented teen athlete Nash Lowis to complete an apprenticeship with NQ Electrical
Apprenticeship Support Australia has successfully paved the way for talented teen athlete Nash Lowis to complete a part-time Electrical Apprenticeship with NQ Electrical, a leading team of highly trained electricians in Townsville. Lowis was crowned the World U20 Javelin Champion in 2018, and has now found a way to balance his sporting career with his future post-athletics plans.
While representing Australia at the Olympics or Commonwealth Games is a lifelong dream for Lowis, he also appreciates the importance of securing a future after athletics. “Even though it’s easy to get caught up in the ‘now’, which is achieving my ambitions to succeed at athletics, I also need to consider the reality of my future, as athletics has an expiry date,” he explains.
Lowis has been concerned about the challenge of juggling work commitments with the high levels of intense training he needs, to reach his athletic goals. A trade apprenticeship appealed to him as “I’m a practical, hands-on person”. ASA was able to help Lowis secure an apprenticeship that best suited his unique needs.
According to Belinda Taylor from ASA, “the best part about my role as an Industry Training Consultant is to work with and support some amazing young apprentices and employers. Helping to find apprentices for employers and helping young adults get into an apprenticeship is just another service that ASA’s provides in rural and regional areas in Queensland. All the team at ASA, wish Nash the best of luck with his Olympic dreams and new opportunity with NQ Electrical”.
Lowis emphasises that he is grateful to Taylor for the time invested in creating this opportunity. It’s a win-win situation for both him and his future employer, as Lowis continues to achieve his dreams and NQ Electrical now have a talented, dedicated and driven young man on their team. “Even though I’m completing my apprenticeship part-time, I would like to believe I could finish training for my trade within four years,” says Lowis. “I’m grateful for the opportunity and support from both ASA and NQ Electrical”.
According to Michael Saunders from NQ Electrical, “we are pleased to be able to offer Nash the opportunity to complete his apprenticeship. Not only is he hardworking and easy to get along with, but he has a genuine interest in the industry. These traits make him an asset to our growing team. We are confident that Nash will be able to fulfil both his sporting and work commitments, and we look forward to cheering him on at his next competition”.
Apprenticeship Support Australia continues to educate employers, candidates and the broader community on opportunities to participate in our apprenticeship program. We advise employers of incentives and provide mentoring for employers, apprentices and trainees. ASA has access to unique tools such as Skillsroad and boasts a national footprint, making it well-positioned to strengthen the Australian workforce through apprenticeships and traineeships. We support businesses to take advantage of incentives while seizing the opportunity to shape potential employees.