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

Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST) 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, WEST 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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Are you looking to virtually explore Canada during quarantine? WEST is offering Virtual Tours – Explore Canada and More workshops where you will get a chance to visit Saskatoon’s Zoo, museums and more. To know more exciting details and to register, please connect with eawad@westofwindsor.com or call 226-773-4963 ... See MoreSee Less

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Participants will complete the Level 1 Industrial Mechanic Millwright Apprenticeship and 70 hours of CNC Practical Skills.Email info@westofwindsor.com if you are interested in starting your career in skilled trades! 🔨#YQG #womenempoweringwomen #womenintrades ... See MoreSee Less

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