As a mature student graduating from the University of Windsor, finding employment opportunities that took into consideration my work ethic, efficiency, and team player mentality, was something that I felt was overshadowed by my age and or experiences.
Women’s Enterprise Skills Training (WEST) support provided a local employer the opportunity to hire me without the stress of having to pay for the “unknown”. In the process, WEST support gave me a boost in self-esteem, an opportunity to reintegrate into a corporate structure following many years of post-secondary, and my parenting bubble turned professional without any limitations.
Now as a Co-Founder and Program Manager for Family Fuse, supporting Black Canadian parents, guardians, and caregivers to navigate the education system, I know that the compassionate,
professional, and empathetic staff support that I received through WEST, helped encourage me to gain the experience I needed to launch my next career. Thank you.