Project Objectives

Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST) received funding from the Ontario Labour Market Partnership, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to conduct local community-based labour market research on occupations with high underrepresentation of women to identify the challenges, barriers and attitudes of employers in these fields.

The project objective was designed to gain an understanding of employer challenges relating to recruiting, hiring and retention of women in their respective trade; identify strategies to increase employment of women in trades; identify potential policy strategy prioritize outreach to women to consider the trades; and to develop a local HR strategy for women to consider the skilled trades.

Women only represent:

Manufacturing Sector

Construction Sector

Transportation and Warehousing Sector

This is at a time when these industries are experiencing a significant skills shortage.