Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships
Michelle Suchiu is the Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships of Workforce WindsorEssex. Michelle works with the staff and a volunteer board of directors to foster a stronger understanding of current and future workforce needs in Windsor Essex. Michelle believes in facilitating community partnerships to support strategic investment in education, training and employment opportunities in our region. She is experienced in the development and delivery of community programming in addition to facilitating community conversations and implementing sustainable solutions.
As the Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Michelle also holds the responsibilities of the Community Connector for the Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership (WE LIP). Michelle utilizes close to twenty years of newcomer service delivery experience when working with stakeholders to create a community framework where newcomers and citizens can achieve a high quality of life together. Michelle facilitates opportunities to improve labour market outcomes for immigrants by reaching out to employers and demonstrating how diversity enriches the workplace. Previously, Michelle served as Executive Director for the organization for three years (2017-2020) and is credited with building a high producing team and securing new project funding that led to revenue growth of 39%.