Yourtown (formerly BoysTown) is one of the pioneers of work-based social enterprises in Australia, having provided over 2,200 young people with paid work experience and training over the last 15 years. Our social enterprises currently operate in Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia, funded primarily through the delivery of fee-for-service contracts with public, private and community sector organisations.
The major purpose of the enterprises is to provide unskilled job seekers with the opportunity to experience a real-life work environment so that they can gain vocational skills and experience before competing for open employment. yourtown also provides management and corporate infrastructure support which covers all aspects of financial and human resources management, IT and business systems, Workplace Health and Safety, risk and quality management.
yourtown focuses on projects which improve enterprise employees' skills and work readiness, while providing social, economic and environmental benefits to local communities. The majority of our experience has been in the areas of construction, property and asset maintenance.