Breaking Down Barriers to Entry
We identified that there are untapped skills within the Australian migrant and refugee community. Yet at the same time, there are enormous barriers to entry into the Australian manufacturing workspace: language, cultural nuances and commercial level skills.
We know that sewing is a highly visual skill, that language does not need to be a barrier and that respecting cultural nuances allows us all to thrive. We found a way to teach skills and provide a supportive work environment where people can ‘earn and learn’ and we are continually learning, together.
A Victorian First
Providing training programs and industry apprenticeships
We partner with Holmesglen Institute to provide training programs and industry apprenticeships to build skills and capabilities enabling the production of garments to a commercial standard.
The Holmesglen Institute ‘Certificate III in Clothing & Textile Production’ apprenticeship was a Victorian first, supporting training for the next generation of skilled workers to meet the needs of the clothing and textile industry, as well as creating new and meaningful opportunities for migrants and refugees.
At Assembled Threads it's not just a uniform
What If Your Uniforms Could Change Lives
By investing in procuring your uniform and PPE needs with us, you support refugee, asylum seeker and migrant women seeking to rebuild their lives in a new country as we know lack of meaningful employment leads to economic loss, increased welfare and social services costs, plus reduced health and wellbeing.