Social inclusion through technology

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:

  • Connect IT - Australia's largest not-for-profit computer refurbishment program
  • iGetIT! - Computer training for indigenous youth in the Northern Territory
  • i.settle.with.IT! - Computer training for migrants & refugees
  • Connect Centre - Connecting the community at Airds in the Campbelltown area

 

Celebrating 50,000 computers and 50,000 connected low income households!

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.  And we'd like to extend our sincerest appreciation to everyone who has supported our efforts. And now back to working on the next 50,000!
 
 
 

 

 

Linda Graham-McCann appointed as WorkVentures CEO

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

 

 

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Traineeships now available

Traineeship roles are available today - click here to apply

Great traineeships in 2012

Computer webshop now open

Buy your low cost refurbished laptop or computer online now.

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Free computer training for migrants and refugees

Find an introduction to the course here or check out the i.settle.with.IT! website here.

i.settle.with.IT!

Testimonials

"Thanks to WorkVentures I am not only getting skills and earning money, but I am getting confidence that I can do things.”

 

David: a disability pensioner who was able to secure part time work from home once he had a PC with internet access