“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

Credits

(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

PROJECT BACKGROUND:

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.

RELATED LINKS & RESOURCES

Platinum Tool Technologies: Careers 

Reko International Group: Employment 

SabreBytes Robotics: Team 772 

St. Clair College: The Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing

Valiant Corporation: Careers

Valiant Corporation: Earn While You Learn

W.F. Herman Secondary School 

W.F. Herman S.S.: OYAP Program via Career Cruising 

W.F. Herman S.S.: OYAP Press Conference (Dec. 4, 2012)

WE Prosper Available Skilled Trades Task ForceFrench

WEtech Alliance