how we roll
WACC prioritises accessibility. Here's a few ways that we do it:
We scale our course fees, asking for more from people who can afford it to subsidise those that can't. We guarantee two subsidised places for every course we deliver.
We adapt our workshop format and content to met the needs of our participants.
It's just as important to us that our participants grow their self-confidence as their bike repair skills.
WACC on wheels
With our electric cargo bike, our workshops are 100% mobile.
Womxn/Trans/Femme (WTF) courses
Less than 2% of professional bike mechanics in Aotearoa NZ are women and trans femme. We want to see more women or people who identify as non-binary in bike repair workshops. Holding courses for WTF people is one way that WACC supports this.
We do our best to keep our spaces safe at all times using things like check-in and check-out rounds to book-end each class. We encourage people to share their preferred pronouns at the start of each class. We encourage anonymous feedback from participants after our courses too.
WACC is committed to treating our people and planet right. Some of the ways we do this include:
- paying our staff a living wage
- having zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind
- using pedal-power and trains to get to our workshops
- providing fair-trade, organic, local kai at our workshops whenever possible
We welcome any suggestions on how WACC can do it's bit a bit better!