WorkVentures consists of departments responsible for delivering our services, providing administrative and business support as well as managing the social enterprises that underpin the sustainability of our organisation. Download our organisation chart [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 152.77 KB] or read about each division below.
Our Connect Centres are located in lower socio-economic areas characterised by considerable poverty, long term and generational unemployment, disadvantage and social exclusion. Our presence in these communities enable us to establish trust and deliver various programs that overcome well-entrenched issues faced by residents of these communities.
As well as paid staff, each Centre relies on vital volunteer support to help us deliver our services to the community. We currently have two operational Connect Centres, located at Airds and Macquarie Fields.
WorkVentures delivers a range of solutions in conjunction with partners and funded by corporate supporters such as Microsoft and the AMP Foundation. These activities leverage WorkVentures’ infrastructure and strong IT capability, targeting individuals in key at-risk groups such as indigenous youth and long term unemployed.
Our Recruitment and Training department employs and supports trainees under a Traineeship Training Contract, and places them with Host Employers. WorkVentures is a Registered Training Organisation and we develop and deliver tailored training courses. We primarily target young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Connect IT enables low income individuals and households to acquire computers at affordable prices. The department manages the sourcing, sale and delivery of quality refurbished low cost PCs. Connect IT sources superseded computers that are donated by companies and government organisations, and are then refurbished at our ITeC Repair Centres and sold to low income households, schools and not for profit organisations. We operate a call centre from Monday to Friday which manages orders made over the telephone and through our website.
WorkVentures has two ITeC Repair Centres, located in Sydney and Melbourne. Our ITeC Repair Centres provide reliable high quality electronics repair services to companies within Australia such as banks, retailers and telecommunications companies, as well as smaller organisations and WorkVentures' Connect IT program. Repairs include everything from power supplies, ATMs, scanners, parking meters and telecommunications equipment. We work with long-standing partners and employ highly skilled staff. The ITeC Repair Centres helps to fund WorkVentures and its social mission in addition to providing work experience, traineeship and employment opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
WorkVentures' shared services include our Administration, Human Resources, IT and Finance departments. These departments support the running of WorkVentures as an organisation as well as its social enterprises and community work.
The Marketing and Communications department provides support to all departments within WorkVentures as well as managing corporate branding and promotional activities. WorkVentures' marketing function is supported by a capacity building grant from Macquarie Group Foundation.