Creating Employment through Social Enterprise.
Women, multicultural groups, youth, indigenous Victorians and people with disability currently experience higher levels of unemployment and underemployment (3 to 6 times the Victorian unemployment rate) than the rest of the community.
There is mounting evidence in Australia and internationally that social enterprise can help increase workforce participation for some of the most marginalised groups, creating sustainable economic and social value.
‘Creating Employment through Social Enterprise’ events are designed to encourage awareness and understanding of social enterprise and begin building the capacity of local communities to consider social enterprise as a solution to entrenched issues.
This series of events is supported by LaunchVIC.
Attendees to the events will be provided the opportunity to pitch for a place in ST Crunch round 2 – commencing July 2017.
What works and tips for testing
If you are thinking about a social enterprise that trains or employs young people, women and/or people from multicultural backgrounds, this workshop is where you can explore your idea with experts from Social Traders and like-minded enterprises.
If you have attended one of our 'Creating Employment Through Social Enterprise' workshops and have more questions or want to discuss your idea in detail, you can book in for a 40 minute 1:1 business model testing clinic.
Social enterprise drinks
This invite-only event is designed to bring together our social enterprise community to connect and learn with those looking to start employment-generating social enterprises.