Bridge Timeline Tool Showcases Employment & Project Activities
Users can find job postings, job guide, occupational resources, and key activities
For Immediate Release
August 19, 2019
Windsor, ON – Workforce WindsorEssex, the region’s Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC), has launched the Gordie Howe International Bridge Workforce Timeline Tool to help students, jobseekers, and the general public follow the construction progress, find employment opportunities, discover workforce initiatives, and access related occupational resources.
The new tool presents information about this bi-national infrastructure project on a timeline and aims to keep a historical record of the workforce benefits associated with hosting the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Gordie Howe International Bridge.
The menu at the top of the tool allows users to view a Key Metrics Panel, open the Bridge Jobs Board, view the Bridge Jobs Guide, or search content by keyword. When interacting with the timeline, users can zoom in and out or drag the screen side to side with their cursor. The bottom of the tool shows the entire timeline of the project and is home to a teal-coloured viewing window that shows the portion of the timeline that is being displayed on the screen. The viewing window can be resized by dragging edges or by redrawing it elsewhere along the bottom.
The tool’s timeline spans 2015 to 2019, and can also include future-oriented markers such as construction goals, labour needs, career fairs, training programs, and more.
The Gordie Howe International Bridge Workforce Timeline Tool can be accessed online by visiting: www.workforcewindsoressex.com/bridge-timeline-tool.
“Creating a tool like this will help us celebrate the workforce impacts that this historic project is bringing to our region, while also keeping a clear record of how the project progressed, how many workers were invovled in the project , and when certain skills were needed. This information was impossible to find when Workforce WindsorEssex researched other large construction projects in 2015 because it was either secretive, forgotten, or not documented.””
- Michelle Suchiu, Executive Director, Workforce WindsorEssex
“Workforce WindsorEssex has been a highly engaged community stakeholder of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project and is a delivery partner for multiple initiatives under the Workforce Development and Participation Strategy component of the project’s Community Benefits Plan. We applaud the efforts of Workforce WindsorEssex to document one of the largest infrastructure projects in Canada.””
- Bryce Phillips, CEO, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority
- Bridging North America estimates that 2,500 jobs will be created directly by the construction, operation and maintenance of the new bridge.
- In our Bridge Jobs Guide, Workforce WindsorEssex estimated that 1,091 additional spin-off jobs will be created, including 296 jobs in retail and 198 jobs in accommodation and food services.
- Workforce WindsorEssex began collecting job postings related to the Gordie Howe International Bridge in October 2018 and shares them our Bridge Jobs Board.
- Workforce WindsorEssex launched the Bridge Jobs Guide on March 26, 2019, to share the list of jobs that will be created or induced during the construction, operation, and maintenance phases.
- To learn more about the Local Employment Planning Council and view our current and past projects visit workforcewindsoressex.com/lepc.
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