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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Government of Canada
Government of Ontario
Communities In Motion
Canadian Women's Foundation
Funded by Canada
Community Foundations of Canada
Equality Fund
Windsor Essex Community Foundation

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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#westofwindsor participants from the Introduction to Construction and Craft Trades for Women program are getting ready to explore careers in the #skilledtrades and are excited to receive their safety boots! Thank you @workauthority and @liuna625 #whynother #Collaborations #womenintrades @ONTatworkAre you interested to apply and know more information? Visit our website: ... See MoreSee Less
Our Programs managers attended the report to the community hosted by St. Clair College for their #ovin Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN )Regional Future Workforce project they led, showcasing the successes and highlights of this partnership with diverse community groups to inform and inspire local students about various fields in #robotics e-battery industries, and skilled trades. Ready to do more!! ... See MoreSee Less
#CanadaSummerJobs, so long, farewell to our amazing summer students #2024!! It is always great to have youth involved in our programs to see first hand the important work we do everyday in the he community 💙💗. Thanks for letting us be part of your journey!! Best wishes to enjoy the remainder of the summer and for a great school year!! #week1 vs. #week6 ... See MoreSee Less
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