One arm of Blaze Your Trail (BYT) is its service helping for-purpose organisations with consulting and strategic advice that powers their fundraising and use of technology. A significant proportion of this service is provided pro bono.
The other arm is providing work experience for jobseekers facing barriers to employment via volunteering opportunities for the for-purpose organisations (which accounts for BYT’s pro bono service offering to its customers). The team at BYT closely supervise the work delivered by the volunteers, and ensure that everything is completed to the highest standard.
The problem is two-fold:
- Firstly, there are thousands of individuals in Australia who find it difficult to access both paid employment AND the work experience that will help them gain that employment.
- Secondly, there are many small to medium for-purpose organisations who are overwhelmed by technology and this is holding them back from achieving their mission. They either do not possess the technological expertise to find the right IT solutions for their organisations, are overwhelmed by the sheer number of products on the market, are too run off their feet and under-resourced to find the ‘head space’ to source technology solutions, or struggle with a combination of all the above.
By bringing for-purpose organisations and jobseekers together, BYT enables both of these ‘problems’ to problem-solve each other.
BYT’s initiatives strive to meet UN Goals: 5 (gender equality), 8 (decent work and economic growth) and 16 (promote peaceful and inclusive societies).