Daniel Blaker (2019) is currently immersed in a Computer Science course at Melbourne University – and already the Old Paradian is imparting his knowledge and expertise as a Mentor to students at Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School.

Dante Gabriele, Parade’s Learning Centre Leader – Head of Library, notified OPA Central of the way Daniel was impacting on young people’s lives, in forwarding a relevant video released by the Tech School.

In a preface to the video highlighting Daniel’s involvement, Banyule Nillumbik Tech School Director Skylie Massingham acknowledged the 20 year-old’s initial involvement, first forged in his former life as “a student from one of our partner schools, Parade College”.

“We first met Daniel when his school participated in a robot building master class lead by industry partners Microsoft at the Tech School. He then got involved with our Student Start Up program and successfully launched his business idea Noterist,” Skylie said. The bot building involved creating a digital assistant for the Tech School’s website using a programming platform provided by Microsoft.

“We reached out to Daniel when we first set up The Lab Greensborough to take part in this afterschool program as a mentor. We knew his interest for learning and technology would make him a great mentor to younger students. Daniel is now an active part of the Banyule Nillumbik Tech School and we feel lucky to count him in our team”.

Check out this video highlighting Old Paradian Daniel Blaker’s journey at the Banyule Nillumbik Tech School, which the school believes will “inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs participating in our Student Start Up programs”.