Fitted for Work - video transcript
23 May 2017
[Vision: Building - Fitted for Work sign]
Donna de Zwart - CEO, Fitted for Work
So Fitted for Work, our mission is to help women who are experiencing disadvantage into employment, and sustainable employment, and keep that employment.
[Vision: Shoes and clothes etcetera, people mingling]
We do that through our outfitting service, but also providing a lot of confidence to women in terms of their internal conversations in getting them ready for work.
[Vision: Women posing for photo]
They can present their best version of themselves.
Wade Noonan - Minister for Industry and Employment
I've had an opportunity to meet a number of women who have told me very brave stories about their own circumstances.
[Vision: Women meeting Wade Noonan and talking]
And those circumstances have included fleeing domestic violence and being close to homelessness.
[Vision: Wade Noonan speaking - women speaking with Wade Noonan]
Essentially, really driven right to the edge and then being brought back through their own perseverance and the support of Fitted for Work, essentially to restore their confidence, build their self-esteem, and get them to a position where they're thinking more positively about their future.
Helen Politis - Fitted for Work Client
Hearing the stories adds substance and understanding to the value and the benefit of funding these sorts of programs.
[Wade Noonan speaking]
Today I'm very delighted to announce that the Victorian Government, through our Jobs Victoria Employment Network, will make a contribution of $150,000 to Fitted for Work.
[Vision: Wade Noonan addressing room - Donna de Zwart speaking]
There's something very special about women validating other women in their journey to employment and helping them.
[Vision: Speaker at podium]
We know that there's a ripple effect that happens.
[Helen Politis speaking - view of women with Wade Noonan - photographers taking photos]
It's really an investment, not only in women who have suffered disadvantage, but actually an investment in the community.
Raewyn Gill - Fitted for Work Client
I was kind of stuck and yeah, Fitted for Work helped me at a time when really no-one else could.
[Vision: fitted for work - Jobs Victoria / Working for all Victorians]
[Victoria State Government]
[Speaker: Authorised by Victorian Government, 1 Treasury Place, Melbourne]