More than 30 years after IBM introduced the Personal Computer, 1,000,000 Australian households still lack access to computers and the internet. Almost all of those households earn less than $40,000/year, and while many see the social and economic benefits of getting connected, the cost of technology and access to training is a significant barrier.
At WorkVentures we strive to overcome the inequities caused by a lack of access through projects including:
A wonderful day was had by all when we recently celebrated the achievements of the seven graduates of this pilot program. Based around face to face and e-learning, and providing pre-employment skills, both practical online technical skills and personal presentation guidelines, the Sparkles Program has set these fabulous graduates on a new course in life. We're proud of your dedication and hard work - congratulations to you all!
On 6 May 2014, WorkVentures delivered our 50,000th refurbished computer to low income households through our Connect IT program. We recently held a BBQ at our Mascot Itec Repair Centre to thank all of our staff and supporters. Read more
WorkVentures has announced that Linda Graham-McCann, the founder and original Managing Director of Microsoft Australia, has been appointed as our new Chief Executive Officer. Read more