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

 

Latest Celebrations

Congratulations Sparkles e-Learning Program Graduates

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!

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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. Read more 

  

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.

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Testimonials

“I saw one of their signs for a gardening course that they were running I got involved and then through the school holiday period started coming up here on a regular basis to maintain the plans that we were doing.”

 

Attendee at our Connect Centre at Airds