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Employment Ontario
Government of Ontario
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Government of Canada
Canadian Women’s Foundation
Funded by the Government of Canada

Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST)

Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST)ย was developed in 1984 as a response to disproportionately high levels of unemployment among women and the difficulties experienced by women attempting to enter the workforce.

During the course of development, it became apparent that the most disadvantaged women, in terms of training and employment opportunities, were visible minorities. As a result of those findings, a plan was implemented to create a technical and life skills training program specific to the needs of visible minority women residing in Windsor-Essex. WEST, a non-profit corporation and registered charitable organization, is the realization of that initiative.

With funding from Human Resources Development Canada,ย WESTย opened its doors in February 1987, offering unique training opportunities for women from Windsor-Essex and around the globe. Through skills enhancement and volunteer placements, visible minority women have been prepared for entry to employment and have moved closer to achieving the success they desire.

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So many lives being changed! Thanks @machinery_trade for posting ! #Omolade is one of many #YQG #WomenInTrades success stories ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆโœ… @womenon @cdnwomen

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Thank you Jennifer for sharing this inspiring message from you and also from Sarah Walkofftheearth about reaching your goals!
"I was in the Women in Trades 2015 class, changed my life in ways I could have never imagined."
" I had meet and greet with my daughter to see Walk off the Earth, Sarah made a short video message for us to share and encourage others. I was on my way to Build a Dream to represent Ford, Iโ€™m an Electrical Apprentice and have been blessed to have help and encouragement in achieving my dreams. I pay it forward whenever I can and strongly believe in positivity breeding success. Feel free to share.@Jennifer Devine
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#WomenInTrades ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโœ…๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ several participants and past participants shared their life changing journeys regarding their experiences in the @westofwindsor Women In Skilled Trades program and the many opportunities in the labour market in #YQG w grade 12 attendees at the @build_adream event held November 7, 2019. If you are interested in exploring this amazing opportunity, we are recruiting for our next intake โค๏ธ Thanks to Rebecca- Red Seal ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ, Bobbi- apprentice Derricโ€™ka - current participant Omolade - apprentice and Sorina and Lyn - @westofwindsor STAFF #WhyNotHer #opportunities #Employment #genderequality This amazing program is built on partnerships- @stclaircollege @uniforlocal444 #manufacturing #YQG This program is funded by @ongov and @canadianwomensfoundation 130 women trained ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝโœ…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ... See MoreSee Less

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