KirstinStaying Employed Program

Fitted for Work’s Staying Employed Program is designed for women who have recently entered employment and supports them as they navigate through those (sometimes tricky) first 12 months of work.

 

 


This free 12 month program offers one-on-one support with a specially trained, professional mentor, a range of online materials and resources, a personal outfitting session to provide work appropriate clothing, and invitations to guest speaker and networking events.

Throughout the program there is an emphasis on building each woman’s confidence and skills, and helping her progress in the workplace.

Participants attend an outfitting session at our Fitted for Work boutique to receive professional work appropriate clothing, accessories and make up.
An introductory training session with our FFW program manager is arranged as part of the outfitting session to understand the concept of the mentor relationship and how to navigate online resources.
At Fitted for Work we utilize our 10 year history of working with women to recruit, train and match professional mentors from our extensive business network with participants. We then tailor each match to suit the needs of the client.
Participants meet face to face with their mentor every 4 weeks with additional phone and contact sessions as needed.
Online materials cover topics to support newly employed women in the workplace and include: managing a budget; working as part of a team; effective communication and career development.
Women can register for this free program at any time within their first 12 months of employment.

If you have any further questions or would like to register for the program, please contact:
Merredith Hillebrand
Program Manager
merredith@fittedforwork.org


Kirsten

"At first I was unsure what to expect, but [the program and volunteer experience at] Fitted for Work has taught me lots of new skills both in the administration and retail sides. I now feel I have the ability to find and keep good job."
I now feel I have the ability to find and keep good job

“There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players.”

- Kofi Annan