Troublesmiths is a youth social enterprise powered by positivity and hard work.
It is a team that is made up of 15-24 year olds who are at risk of long term unemployment; but who have taken their futures into their own hands and volunteered to work in exchange for skill development, support, and good vibes!
Troublesmiths is a cheeky nod to the naysayers; and speaks to the strength of our team and their capacity to be masters of not only their craft, but their own lives.
Curatas is pleased to join the Tasmanian community to shine the spotlight on some of the exceptional products that these amazing youths are creating.
Like most people, everyone who works at Troublesmiths has run into some sort of ‘trouble’, barrier or challenge in life. Maybe they have low literacy or numeracy. Perhaps they have experienced unplanned parenthood. Some may have mental health challenges. And it’s likely they may be having trouble accessing support to get a driver’s license or a car.
Like any craft or small business, the journey of a Troublesmith is about creative thinking, problem solving, tenacity and self-belief. That’s why ‘Smith’ is a good analogy – it brings to mind a masterful worker who takes pride in what they do. A ‘Smith’ takes something (like Trouble), and makes something beautiful and valuable out of it.
Our Troublesmiths wear the name with honour, proudly saying:
“Despite the odds, through my hard work I made it.”
Troublesmiths is supported by the State Government, and Workskills Inc; and is managed by Impact Communities.