Worktrainers has been providing employment services to disadvantaged people in regional Victoria since 1989.

Worktrainers was founded in 1989 and owns GAME Traffic & Contracting and Recruitment Select – commercial businesses which have established a strong reputation for quality and value in regional Victoria and southern NSW.

Vision: To provide innovative employment services that help jobseekers in rural communities to obtain equality with metropolitan communities in economic participation.

Mission: To “continue to develop viable projects and a commercial culture that allow us to place job seekers into sustained employment at the earliest opportunity”.

Values: 

  • Our priority is to help people into work as soon as possible
  • We value innovation
  • We value integrity in all activities
  • We value independence in program funding
  • We value our staff – they are integral to our success

Operating surplus, from our commercial activities, is invested into our local communities. Our aim is to support local youth to remain in school, achieve their study goals and gain career and employment opportunities.

Geared4Careers is our flagship employment program, fully funded through GAME and Recruitment Select’s commercial activities. The program is embedded in local secondary schools and works in close partnership with existing school services.

Our Geared4Careers Program Officer’s work with participants to inspire, teach and support through activities such as industry tours, resume building, mock interviews, applying for jobs and opening bank accounts. These activities may seem small to some, but have proven instrumental in the success of our participants securing placements with universities, apprenticeships and employers.

Geared4Careers started in 2011 in Wangaratta, with just 32 participants and a passion to support our local youth. Fast forward to now, where we have a presence in 13 local secondary schools and have officers supporting 1000 students.

Worktrainers was founded in 1989 with a goal of helping people in regional Victoria get a fair go in the job market. It has helped thousands of people into employment since. Worktrainers is the leading social enterprise in regional Victoria, with two commercial divisions of the organisation providing funds to help deliver programs that give local youth access to support to realise thier career potential.

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Worktrainers Logo launch in 1996

Our Board

Josh Hudson, CEO

Darren Nabbs, Chair

Andrew Olley

Andrew Prentice

Kristin Favaloro

Michelle Smith

Phill Priestley