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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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Congratulations to Women's Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. board members Jessica Watson Wilson andMaria Ford Conliffe on the wonderful recognition for your volunteer service and leadership, well deserved Volunteer Service Awards. ... See MoreSee Less
WEST provides employment counselling, job search assistance, work placements, training, employment resources and much more. Contact our office at 519-256-6621 for more information and to schedule an appointment. ... See MoreSee Less
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