On March 21, 2024, we hosted our first Industry Tour Day! Over 500 people (students from local high schools, and jobseekers from local programs) had the opportunity to explore local industries and learn about in-demand occupations through 19 participating employers. Participants had the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of various local businesses and industries, gaining valuable insights into the work environment, operations, and career paths available. The event featured guided tours, informative presentations, and networking opportunities with industry professionals. Students and jobseekers greatly benefited from the day with various hands-on and work integrated learning opportunities.

Key Highlights:

  • Diverse Industry Representation: Participants will have the chance to explore a wide range of industries, including Hospitality, Engineering, Technology, Social Services, Construction, and Manufacturing.
  • Career Exploration: Industry Tour Day is an excellent platform for individuals to discover potential career paths, learn about the skills required in different sectors, and connect with industry leaders.
  • Networking Opportunities: Attendees will have the chance to interact with professionals from various industries, fostering meaningful connections that can lead to future employment opportunities.
  • Community Engagement: Industry Tour Day is a celebration of the collaborative efforts between Workforce WindsorEssex and local businesses, highlighting the region’s commitment to economic development and workforce growth.

This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

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View Previous Tour Days

On October 6, 2023,  Workforce WindsorEssex and Invest WE joined forces with area school boards and industry to celebrate the region’s 9th Annual MFG Day – an initiative aimed at sharing technology and career opportunities in modern manufacturing with high school students.

On September 24th, 2019 local students and job seekers had the opportunity to tour different agriculture and agri-food companies throughout Windsor-Essex, including traditional farms, greenhouses, and food manufacturing facilities.

On March 5, 2019, over 800 students toured 18 employer workplaces that employ apprentices and journeypersons in all four Skilled Trades sectors: construction, industrial (manufacturing), service and motive power.

About Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning helps to connect classroom learning with workplace experiences. These experiences provide hands-on and work integrated learning opportunities in addition to including an aspect of reflection.

Resources for Educators

Educator’s Experiential Learning Toolkit

The Educator’s Experiential Learning Toolkit can be used by educators in the classroom with their students to promote experiential learning. To aid in the creation of the toolkit and guides, students and employers were surveyed about their personal successes with experiential learning opportunities and to provide input on how to make experiential learning opportunities even better for local students and job-seekers.

Virtual Reality Workplace Tours

Sometimes it can be hard to go visit a workplace in person. That’s why Workforce WindsorEssex put together a library of virtual reality workplace tours that you can experience from the comfort of your home, your classroom, or wherever you have access to the internet and a smartphone!

There are two types of virtual reality workplace tours in our library: video tours and Google Streetview tours.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.