Be a Job Maker

Be a Job Maker helps to build the entrepreneurial skills and experience young people need to thrive as the business leaders of tomorrow.

Focusing on young South Australians aged 16-24 transitioning to further education or work, the program engages participants with the South Australian entrepreneurial ecosystem, connecting them to start-ups, entrepreneurs, business, government agencies, and researchers. Experts in career planning, business and industry, education, research, entrepreneurship, innovation and youth engagement provide support and mentoring throughout the program.

Be a Job Maker builds skills in the following areas:

  • Capabilities – building capacity in areas such as ICT, creative and critical thinking and communication
  • Careers – exploring career planning and pathways
  • Experience – practical work placement
  • Entrepreneurship – fostering a mindset
  • Engagement – building connections and networks.

After a successful pilot program in Southern Adelaide in 2016, the FREE program will be offered in Northern Adelaide from Monday 29 May 2017.

Flinders University's New Venture Institute delivers the program in conjunction with program partners. See their website for further information and hear from 2016 program graduates.

Useful Links

Start-Up Adelaide Ecosystem Map shows over 100 programs supporting Adelaide tech startups, including co-working spaces, funders, accelerators, incubators, services and education programs.

Renew Adelaide is a CBD-based initiative securing short term low cost or free leases for startup businesses. 

Coming Soon - The State Government is partnering with Good Shepherd Microfinance to trial a Microenterprise Development Program in Northern Adelaide. The program will provide small loans for new or existing small enterprises, as well as ongoing mentoring and business coaching.