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Not All Browsers Are Created Equal

For many users, the browser their computer came with is the browser they will continue to use. However, there are many more to choose from, all with their own pros and cons. Some questions you may consider when deciding on your choice of browser, or browsers, may be: ·        Do you often have multiple tabs…

The Day After International Women’s Day

Yesterday was International Women’s Day, with the theme ‘Be Bold For Change’. There were heaps of interesting posts floating by on my social media feeds yesterday celebrating and strategising the future for women. Big visions, small wins, hopeful dreams and constructive feedback for how to do better. But waking up the day after, I wonder…

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 WorkVentures takes superseded computers and monitors from some of Australia’s largest companies.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…