Social Inclusion Through Technology

Who we are, what we do, and why ...

WorkVentures is Australia's oldest social enterprise charity with the mission of providing technology training to those left on the far side of the digital divide.

To achieve our goal of social inclusion through technologywe currently focus on providing vocational IT skills training for marginalised young people at our professional ICT repair centre in Mascot.

Understanding how to use and apply technology solutions will be key in the decades to come for helping Australia's youth compete for jobs in a global marketplace.

Our partners in this work include dozens of businesses - large and small - who generously:

  • Give our trainees jobs in their organisations
  • Rely on us for mission-critical ICT repairs
  • Gift us with cash grants and technology donations
  • Donate their time by mentoring and supporting special projects 

Our beliefs

Limited resources can't stop us from being successful in life if we don't let them.

The best trainers and mentors have personally experienced what they teach and can walk their talk.

Hands-on training is the best way to learn because it's based on your own experience.


  "Learning is change; change in the world and change in people. No real education leaves a person unchanged. Learning is about the pragmatics of everyday life but it's also about unfolding what you are here to do. Developing your talents, exploring your natural interests and developing a career that doesn't go against your natural grain...this is critical for a happy person and a healthy community."

Catherine Karena, IT Recruiter and Maori Elder



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