fiXit – the automotive social enterprise making a difference.
Real world professional automotive workshop experience
fiXit is an automotive not for profit, social enterprise. Our focus is to provide casual employment for young people who have completed Concern Australia’s five week Hand Brake Turn automotive training course. You can learn more about Concern Australia’s Hand Brake Turn automotive training course at the Concern Australia website or watch the video below.
The fiXit enterprise provides a real world professional automotive workshop experience and pathways to an apprenticeship or traineeship for Hand Brake Turn graduates. Working alongside our fiXit trainers and expert mechanics, young people gain practical workplace experience servicing cars for the general public, community partners and staff, as well as the repair and refurbishment of cars donated to the program.
All profits from vehicle servicing, inspections and the sale of refurbished donated vehicles are reinvested back into the fiXit program in the form of wages for traineeships offered to the young people.
Donating vehicles to the disadvantaged
fiXit also donates a number of refurbished vehicles every year to organisations and individuals experiencing disadvantage in the community. If you think you or your organisation may be eligible for a fiXit refurbished vehicle give us a call on 03 9470 2972 and we’ll see what we can do for you.
fiXit Social Enterprise an overview
Hand Brake Turn an overview
What does success through the fiXit program look like?
In our first 12 months of operation we achieved the following milestones and aim to build on our first year of success.
Income generated from vehicle servicing, repairs and sales last financial year (2021).
The number of cars donated to the fiXit program last year.
The income from servicing and selling cars that went back into the fiXit program.
The number of young people who completed traineeships, in our first year.
Meet the fiXit program managers and trainers.
Our dedicated team work tirelessly to give the young people the best possible training experience and opportunities for positive employment outcomes.
Donate more than cars!
As well as donating vehicles to the fiXit program you can also donate money, tools, bicycles and scooters or even your time. To donate tools and time contact us on 03 9470 2972.
To make a financial donation to the Hand Brake Turn program click on the donate button below, this will take you to Concern Australia’s website’s Donate page. To ensure your donation goes to the Hand Brake Turn program select this option during the donate process. Your support is very much appreciated.