Power Community Limited (PCL) is proud announce a new partnership with DEWC Services to support the charity’s ADF Veterans program.  

PCL’s ADF Veterans Program – the only program of its kind run by an AFL club – brings former defence personnel and ex-AFL players together for a six-week program, empowering veterans to hear from past players and learn new skills as they transition into the next stage of their lives.  

The innovative program draws parallels between the elite environments of both fields and offers ways to tackle the uncertainty that many experience after either career.  

Across the six-week block, sessions will be hosted by past and present Port Adelaide players, skilled professionals, and local organisations, with key themes including goal setting, relationships, leadership and mental health and wellbeing. 

The funding from DEWC Services will ensure the program can continue to support the veteran community and invest in research to appropriately diversify the curriculum.

Founded, owned, and operated by an Air Force veteran and electronic warfare specialist, DEWC Services is an award-winning professional services consultancy providing highly specialised engineering and technical expertise to the Australian Defence Force.

DEWC Services is a proud employer of veterans, with many filling leadership roles within the business. 

Allan Dundas, CEO of DEWC Services, highlighted the company’s commitment to supporting veterans in the workplace and acknowledging their skills and sacrifices made during their ADF service.

“Veterans are the backbone of our company. They are driven by a profound sense of purpose to serve the nation, and in their civilian work at DEWC Services, they are given the opportunity to continue to make an impact by helping strengthen Australia’s sovereign Defence capabilities to protect our servicemen and women,” Mr. Dundas said.

“We are passionate about supporting veterans in their transition to the civilian workforce by understanding their career aspirations, leveraging their transferable skills, providing meaningful work, and supporting their wellbeing.”

Community Programs Team Leader, Will Northeast, said the funding from DEWC Services will significantly help the program grow with the demand.  

“We are delighted to partner with DEWC Services to expand the reach and impact of the ADF Veterans program,” Mr. Northeast said.  

“We’ve currently got a waitlist for the 2024 intake, and this funding will enable us to grow the programs to ensure we can effectively meet this demand in future years, while also diversifying the curriculum and ensure we’re delivering a program that continues to address the needs of veterans in our state.  

“DEWC Services are equally committed to providing veterans the support they need to successfully transition into civilian life, and that’s provided the perfect platform for a partnership”.