WDEA Works Bendigo is one of regional Australia's leading providers of the Disability Employment Service and Jobactive programs. This means they are among the best in the country at helping people find meaningful and sustainable employment. WDEA Works supports jobseekers with training, resume preparation, work experience, job matching and employment counselling. WDEA Works Bendigo also creates solutions for businesses and employers, offering a free service for employers looking to recruit new staff, or refine the skills of their existing staff.
WDEA Works Bendigo is looking forward to celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities with a live performance from local Country Music Singer and WDEA Works Client Kim Ritchie.Although Kim came into the world blind, her love of music and performing has given her a clear view of the world around her. Kim currently resides in Bendigo where she is ably assisted by her many great friends as well as her beautiful Guide Dog Jed.
Kim was first introduced to the WDEA Works team in 2015 as a jobseeker, and was a standout with her determination, impeccable work ethic and outgoing personality. WDEA Works Employment Consultants worked with Kim to determine her skillset and what barriers had to be overcome for her to find meaningful and sustainable employment. In Kim's case it was not difficult to match her with a compatible employer, Bendigo Diesel Injection Service where immediately impressed with Kim's outgoing personality, offering her a position in marketing, where she is excelling in helping grow their business.
WDEA Works Site Manager Julianne Runnalls said "We love working with Kim, she's an inspiration to all of us and a shining example of someone who doesn't let her disability slow her down in anyway. Nothing is ever too much trouble; she is such an outgoing and wonderful person. Kim will regularly join the WDEA Works team on social occasions."
The WDEA Works Bendigo barbecue will be hosted at 14 King Street on Tuesday December 3 from 12pm-2pm. All welcome to join them for the International Day of People with Disabilities celebration.