Daniel won the $10,000 Gold Scholarship in 2012 at a time when he was running his own general electrical business. Whilst Daniel had the base level skills required to undertake the work, he had no idea about how to successfully run a business, and was finding his estimating, quoting and business management skills were way off the mark.
The Scholarship gave Daniel access to training and tools to evaluate, plan and measure the financial side of running a business. As well as the Estimating 1 & 2 and Frontline Management courses, Daniel studied Energy Efficiency and Lighting which sparked an unexpected passion for lighting design. In turn, he enrolled in a two year night course at RMIT in lighting design and engineering to build on the skills he learnt with his Scholarship.