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Transforming IT and Changing Lives.

Vo arrived in Australia in 1984 as a refugee from Vietnam. He was a trained dental technician, but his qualifications were not recognised here. To help him start over, he went to social enterprise WorkVentures and he never left. WorkVentures takes superseded computers and monitors from some of Australia’s largest companies. This has included around 40,000…

No Recruitment Fee Staffing Solutions

Is your business interested in providing an opportunity to a keen young worker? A traineeship is the perfect solution! Do you and your business value Corporate Social Responsibility but find you’re time poor? Engaging young people in a traineeship is a way to ensure you have a real impact and make a valuable contribution. We…

New Premises Celebration and Graduation

New Premises Opening and Graduation! Tuesday, 22nd November 2016 was a highlight for all of us at WorkVentures. Months of planning and many hours of preparation came together on the night with our special invited guests enjoying a celebration of not only the new workplace we’ve now settled into, but also the opportunity to acknowledge the…

The Benefits of Hiring a Trainee

No matter what industry your business operates in, you could potentially access a great range of benefits simply by making the decision to hire a trainee.   It’s cost effective! Trainees receive a training wage and you save on administration costs. We manage all recruitment, advertising, payroll, tax, superannuation, worker’s compensation, training requirements, performance management and mentorship. There is no recruitment fee to…

Donated Computers Travel from NSW to Timor

Sydney to Oecusse – much needed and much appreciated computers! These pictures record the recent journey of computer equipment donated by Westpac in Australia as it reaches its destination in Timor. Oecusse is a district of East Timor tucked away inside West Timor. It’s not the easiest place to get to with road or ferry,…

A Trio of Big Names

The archives unearthed gold this week! Joining our founder, the late Steve Lawrence AO, grandfather of Social Enterprise in Australia is Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft  and one of the world’s leading philanthropists and The Honourable John Howard, 25th Prime Minister of Australia and a supporter of WorkVentures drive to provide access to computers for disadvantaged families….

Traineeships: A Mother’s Perspective

It’s always a good idea to show our appreciation for all that our Mums do for us. They help set us up for life and help to make us who we are and who we will become. Through our trainees, we’re privileged to meet some pretty amazing mums who care deeply about the path their children take in life….

Proof That Computers Can Change Lives

What difference has your computer made to your life? We love hearing from our Senior Geeks about all the ways your computer is making life easier and more enjoyable. Sometimes it’s a phone call, other times a Facebook message or an email. We don’t mind how it gets here, it’s knowing we’ve made a difference…

Gardens In The Sky @ our Social Enterprise

Calling Costa! We’d like to think Gardening Australia would be impressed by our diverse social enterprise! Our roof top balcony garden is coming along very nicely. Planes fly overhead on their approach to Mascot Airport and trucks zoom past on one of Sydney’s busiest roads, but nothing stops the green thumbs of WorkVentures! A United…

Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence

WorkVentures was Microsoft’s first community partner in Australia, working with our Sydney ITeC Repair Centre (SIRC). Since 1986, Microsoft has supported not only ITeC, but also a range of other projects including the development of vocational training courses, the establishment of our refurbished computer division, the development of the Work and You website for job seekers, and our…