ABOUT WORKFORCE WINDSORESSEX
Workforce WindsorEssex (legally Workforce Development Board Windsor Essex) was created as an independent, community-based board in October 2008 as a result of significant foundation work by the City of Windsor, County of Essex, WindsorEssex Development Commission and Province of Ontario.
The board members are community leaders with a strategic outlook on the Windsor-Essex community as a whole in addition to ties to key sectors in business, labour, health, social welfare, new comers and education.
WHAT WE DO
The board’s mandate is to plan, facilitate and advocate for regional workforce development, defined as the development, retention, and recruitment of a wide range of skilled workers to meet the current and future economic and social development needs of Windsor-Essex. The board wants to identify where the jobs of the future will be coming from and ensure the Windsor-Essex workforce will meet these demands and act as a catalyst in attracting new industries and businesses to the region.
The Board’s vision is “WindsorEssex . . . invested in a world-class workforce.”
To support the development of a strong, sustainable local economy by:
- Fostering understanding of current and future workforce needs, and
- Facilitating strategic investment in education, training and employment opportunities.
Collaboration, results orientation, innovation, versatility, transparency and respect.
Donna Marentette , Executive Director
Tanya Antoniw, Director of Project Management
Veronica Samek, Director of Communications
Lijuan Zhang, Manager of Finance
Darlene Malcolm, WEskills Connection Manager
Candy Eagen, WEskills Connection Specialist
Michelle Beemer, Career Pathway Educator
Katie Facecchia, New Initiatives Coordinator
Matthew Renaud, Workforce Trends Analyst
Stephanie Dupley, Career Pathway Educator
Michelle Suchiu, Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership Council, Community Coordinator