At Flash Drive, we want people from every part of our broad community in the Ballarat Region to be able to access and use technology. Our programs have a particular emphasis on dismantling and rebuilding computers, understanding eWaste and the environmental sustainability of technology, and on building basic software skills to be able to use computers to perform common tasks.
Our programs are designed to be fun, non-threatening, and are based on sound training principles that engage participants through positive experiences. We also understand that every participant in our programs has different needs.
We develop plans and set goals with each and every individual. Our philosophy is to provide a flexible and supportive environment within a social, friendly atmosphere.
Computer Assistance and Personal Support (CAPS Program)
Learn how to use or repair your own computer in a friendly comfortable atmosphere at your own pace.
We have three core program offerings for NDIS Participants (for more information see our NDIS Programs page):
- Building and Refurbishing Computers
- Improving Computer Skills and Confidence with Technology
- Recycling Computers and eWaste
Adolescent and Youth Programs
We offer a range of different youth programs targeted at the development of practical and social skills.
Programs for Pensioners and Health Care Cards Holders
Flash Drive can work with older people who want to learn more about computer hardware and software. Our personalised programs are designed to help participants build confidence in using computers.