Works Program

The Works Program builds capacity and generates economic development in communities through training and employment initiatives.
 

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About Works Program

In 2008, Renewal SA established a community training and employment model to build capacity and maximise community and social inclusion benefits from our urban renewal activities.

Our earliest training employment programs were run within our Playford Alive project. The first programs proved so successful that we extended them into our Bowden project in 2012, then Tonsley, Port Adelaide, The Square at Woodville West in 2014, and more recently to Lot Fourteen and the Adelaide CBD.

Now known as the Works Program, initiatives carried out under this banner are developed in partnership with project partners, training providers and stakeholders to benefit whole communities.

The Works Program has secured more than $21 million in funding in partnership with stakeholders, resulting in more than 4,000 people benefiting from work experience and 2,000+ gaining paid employment through our initiatives to date.

Work experience + paid opportunities

Set the ball rolling on a career in demolition

24 July 2020 in Work experience + paid opportunities, Works Program, Lot Fourteen

McMahon Services Demolition Division, in partnership with Renewal SA’s Works Program, is looking for motivated and committed people living in Adelaide, who are keen to start a career as a Demolition Technician. Registrations close on 18 August 2020.

Heritage trade skills work experience and apprenticeship opportunity

17 June 2020 in Work experience + paid opportunities, Works Program, Adelaide Railway Station

HSR (Aust) Group and Renewal SA’s Works Program are seeking local people interested in undertaking two weeks work experience contributing to the restoration of some of Adelaide’s most iconic heritage buildings with a view to developing heritage trade skills through an apprenticeship. Registrations close on 13 July 2020.

Training + employment pathways

We partner with registered training organisations and stakeholders to deliver a range of training and pre-employment programs:

  • engagement, training and employment programs and initiatives
  • live training sites using Renewal SA-owned land to provide local on-site training models for registered training organisations.

These are designed to prepare people for work experience and paid opportunities with local employers.

Learn more about our training and employment pathways listed below.

Register your interest below to be notified of future training and employment programs, or if you are a job seeker, high school student, previous Works Program participant, or someone who refers clients or students for work experience.

Start your career as a Childhood Educator

6 April 2021 in Works Program, Training + employment pathways

Child Care Services Training is looking for motivated people who are keen to start a career as a Childhood Educator to take part in their Pre-employment program.

Learn to navigate the digital world

31 March 2021 in Playford Alive, Works Program, Training + employment pathways

Renewal SA’s Works Program is offering a FREE, one-day workshop aimed at helping you troubleshoot your technology skills.

Turn your heritage home into a masterpiece

18 February 2021 in Bowden, Works Program, Training + employment pathways

FCTA – Building Careers, in partnership with Renewal SA’s Works Program, has developed a one-day workshop to help current or future owners of heritage properties with their restoration planning.

STEM Works at Tonsley

Uncover the importance of STEM for future careers at Tonsley

6 April 2021 in STEM Works at Tonsley, Works Program, Tonsley

Discover the heart of innovation and the STEM careers of the future at Tonsley Innovation District with free school tours in Term 3 and 4 (August and November 2021).

Discover the importance of STEM for future careers at Tonsley

22 January 2021 in STEM Works at Tonsley, Works Program, Tonsley

Discover the heart of innovation and the STEM careers of the future at Tonsley Innovation District with free school tours in Term 1 (February 2021).

Discover STEM careers of the future at Tonsley

22 September 2020 in STEM Works at Tonsley, Works Program, Tonsley

Discover the heart of innovation and the STEM careers of the future at Tonsley Innovation District with free school tours in Term 4 (November 2020).

Success stories

Watch the videos below and learn how our Works Programs have provided opportunities for local people to change their lives for the better.

Latest news

Tonsley hosts innovators of the future at annual Children’s University event

19 October 2021 in Works Program news, News, Works Program, Tonsley

Tonsley Innovation District recently hosted the Children’s University program in a fun school holiday event.

Creating a pathway to education and employment

1 June 2021 in Works Program news, News, Works Program

When local business McMahon Services was awarded the Lot Fourteen Stage 3A demolition contract, they were required through an Economic Development Commitment to deliver six work experience placements and two traineeships in partnership with the Renewal SA Works Program.

Renewal SA helps the garden grow at Playford’s Women Shed

15 April 2021 in Works Program news, News, Works Program

Since 2008, the Renewal SA Works Program has been providing employment and work experience opportunities as well as training and employment programs.

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