WorkVentures works with indigenous people and communities to encourage change and progress, and to help them find solutions to long term issues.
In 2013 WorkVentures will be running a series of indigenous training programs in the Northern Territory with the support of Australian Government Department Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA). iGetIT! is an innovative course teaching aboriginal and disadvantaged youth computer skills that will encourage them to be self-sufficient with technology and to take on further education. The iGetIT! course provides accredited training on basic computer assembly and repairs, as well as how to use a computer. Click here to find out more about iGetIT!.
iGetIT! is the latest in a series of programs developed by WorkVentures to assist indigenous communities. These have included:
- iKINNECT. After school courses offered in our Airds Connect Centre, which helped aboriginal youth to improve their school performance and self-esteem, enhance literacy and numeracy skills, establish strong pathways to employment, and improve school attendance and retention rates.
- Remote Communities - In July 2008 the Hope Vale Indigenous Knowledge and Technology Centre opened at Hope Vale on the Cape York Peninsula. The centre provides computer training and internet access for people of all ages. WorkVentures also donated and installed computers in the Binal Munka Bayen Knowledge Centre at Wujal Wujal.
- WorkVentures has also offered a range of courses for aboriginal people though our Connect Centres, in Campbelltown NSW