Free Web Design or Business Studies Course

For disadvantaged youth and job seekers with a disability.

About The Portfolio Project

Is a not-for-profit social enterprise program that enables young people who are disadvantaged or with a disability, to pursue a career in the creative industries. The program allows participants to work on real briefs for real clients.

In its first year the program participants – none had any experience in advertising – created several campaigns and interned in some of Sydney's best ad agencies.

Two campaigns were entered into award shows. And what do you know? We won. Twice. Up against multinational agency networks with multi-million dollar ad campaigns.

We are open to working with youth organisations and creative agency partners.

We have a free web design or business studies course that is 6 weeks in duration, 4 hours per week for young people accessing your services.

Free Web Design or Business Studies Course

Web Design

We will cover Adobe XD, Figma and website builders to make young people's creative ideas come to life, learning how to design from scratch and building websites with no code. This is to empower them with the skills to design websites as well as if they would like to build their online portfolio or start a business, they can build their sites too.

Business Studies

Some of the young people accessing your services maybe more inclined to the business end of things. Whether that be working in a business function in an advertising agency or pathways to further education or work pathways in the business field, we are here to offer something for everyone. Subjects covered: Business Management, Marketing & Business Law.

Who We Are

Ken "Duncan" Yoshida-Mah

Ken has been tutoring now for 10 years, starting off in Sydney as a private Tutor. Ken holds a Masters degree in Business from the University of Sydney, went to the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney and holds an undergraduate in Human Services & Social Sciences as a Double Major degree.

Most importantly Ken loves watching students grow, and reach their full academic potential. Knowledge is power and Ken enjoys empowering students with the skills they need to succeed in business and elective studies.

Ken is also an awarded UI/Web Designer & Tutor having been gratefully awarded: Awwwards, CSS Design Awards, CSS Winner & Mindsparkle Mag Site of The Day and is on the Board of Judges for The International Summit Creative Advertising, Marketing & Design Awards.

Richard Kahotea

Richard is a Creative Director and Senior Creative in advertising, having worked at some of the best agencies globally, and is highly awarded for creative campaigns and marketing effectiveness. He also has management experience in the Youth Sector, working to empower disadvantaged youth and provide support for their needs.

Richard also comes from a Finance background before embarking on a career in advertising and holds a Degree in Business.

We Have Also been Awarded the NSW Youth Work Award For Our Contribution To The Youth Sector

We have been humbled to be awarded the NSW Youth Work Award in 2013 when the program first started.

We are now reaching a wider group across Australia with more to offer to ensure everyone gets a fair go.

Last night the program ‘The Portfolio Project’ took out the NSW Youth Work Award in one of the most competitive categories of the night for Best Innovative Partnerships.....

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