WINDOWS Magazine Autumn 2016 - Page 8

awa sc h o l a r s h i p AWA Scholarship Winner 2016 C ongratulations to Daniel Chidgey, 19, who has been awarded the 2016 AWA Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarship will go towards furthering Daniel's education in the Window and Door Industry. As a third generation family member of Arch System Fabrications in Vineyard, New South Wales, Daniel wants to learn as much as he can about the business and the industry. Daniel is currently enrolled in a Certificate IV in Small Business Management at Kingswood TAFE. Along with his study, Daniel will continue his industry education through AWA courses with the ultimate aim of achieving the new Fenestration Diploma within the next two years. The AWA courses that makeup the Diploma will expand on the knowledge he is gaining from working in the family business as a trainee estimator. The Small Business Management course will give Daniel an opportunity to understand all that is involved with running the business from a financial and management point of view and, combined with industry knowledge and experience, will provide him with a head start. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Kenny, who started the business in 1988; and his father, Brent, and uncle, Craig, who currently run the business; Daniel wants to find his own place in the business and in the wider industry. Daniel is delighted to have the support of the AWA scholarship to help him realise his dreams. Outside of work, Daniel plays soccer, loves participating in a variety of water sports and keeps healthy with Cross Fit classes. 6 Australian Window Association Autumn 2016 Images: (top) Scholarship winner Daniel Chidgey (right) with (uncle) Craig Chidgey in the factory at Arch System Fabrications; (above) Daniel Chidgey in the estimator’s office.