“It’s the passion, dedication, creativity and ambition of all of the students, apprentices, educators, employees and employers in Windsor-Essex that makes the manufacturing sector here world-renowned and the workforce within that sector world-class.”
– Tanya Antoniw, WFWE’s director of project management & co-chair of the WE Prosper Available Skilled Trades Task Force
Director: Sasha Jordan Appler, ApplerFilms
(in order of appearance)
Ed Kotevich – OYAP Teacher at Herman Secondary School
Gatlin Shadd – OYAP student at Herman Secondary School
Dan Moynahan – President, Platinum Tool Technologies
Blaise Dell – Employee at Platinum Tool Technologies
Irek Kusmierczyk – Project Manager, WEtech Alliance
Simrath Sigh – Team Coordinator, Team 772 Sabre Bytes Robotics
Aaron Koscielski – Mechanical Leader, Team 772 Sabre Bytes Robotics
Michael Rossyan – Electrical Leader, Team 772 Sabre Bytes Robotics
Katherine Masse – Earn While You Learn Student, Valiant
Mike Ouellette – Skilled Trades Training Coordinator, Valiant
Mohamed Hachem – Earn While You Learn Student, Valiant
Simone Whittaker – Earn While You Learn Graduate, Valiant
Robert Chittim P. Eng – Chair, School of Skilled Trades at St. Clair College
Jonathon Azzopardi – President, Laval Tool and Mold Inc.
Brian Major – Employee at Laval Tool and Mold Inc.
Diane Reko – CEO at Reko International Group Inc.
Scott Dube – Employee at Reko International Group Inc.
Dario Rossit – Retired OYAP Teacher Coordinator, Served 15 years, Mold Maker
Shelley Meloche – Employee at Reko International Group Inc.
Michael Hunt – Employee at Reko International Group Inc.
Paul Rouch – Controls Engineer/Electrical Supervisor at Reko International Group Inc.
Joe Sirianni – Corporate Human Resource Manager at Reko International Group Inc
The manufacturing sector in Windsor-Essex has recently experienced growth through an increased demand for their products and services. In order to remain competitive and innovative as a region, the employment opportunities and technology being used within the manufacturing sector needs to be showcased to our emerging workforce. In collaboration with the Greater Essex County District School Board, St. Clair College, WEtech Alliance, Employment Ontario and local employers; Laval Tool & Mold, Platinum Tool Technologies, Reko International Group Inc. and Valiant Machine & Tool, WFWE has created a video showcasing the technology, innovation and employment opportunities available in the manufacturing sector.