Below are the upcoming short-term training opportunties that are available in Windsor-Essex. Click on the attachment to learn more about the one that interests you. If you would like to list a short-term training opportunity on our website please email

Upcoming  training opportunities

st. clair college information sessions on Brick & Stone mason / cnc precision metal cutting / truck & coach technician

More february 2020  information sessions available

Free: Tuition, Textbooks, Safety Equipment and Tools

Pre-Apprenticeship training is an opportunity to help people interested in the trades gain the skills needed to enter the apprenticeship system.  It is designed to help with essential resources and support to develop trade-specific knowledge, job skills and work experience necessary to start a career in the skilled trades.  The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is investing 20.8 million in pre-apprenticeship training across the province in 2020.  St. Clair College is pleased to announce we have confirmation of the following programs.

Three Programs to Choose From in 2020:

  • Brick & Stone Mason – March 2 start
  • CNC Precision Metal Cutting (General Machinist, Tool & Die, Mold Maker Trades) – April 13 start
  • Truck & Coach Technician (Agricultural Equipment Technician, Powered Lift Truck Technician, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician) – April 27 start

Pre-Apprenticeship programs include 17 weeks of in-school Level 1 provincially-approved Apprenticeship Training (1st level of trade school in an expanded format), safety training & other pre-trades training. A 12 week (420 hour) paid industry work placement follows.

An application package must be submitted for consideration, followed by an interview process.

Please Attend An Upcoming Information Session To Hear All The Details And Receive An Application Form:

St. Clair College Employment Centres
Roundhouse Centre – 3015 Howard Ave., Windsor

Wed., Feb. 5, 2020 – 4 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 12, 2020 – 4 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 19, 2020 – 4 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 26, 2020 – 4 p.m.

St. Clair College – Employment Centre Amherstburg
400 Sandwich St. South

Tue., Feb. 11, 2020 – 3 p.m.

South Essex Community Council
215 Talbot Street East, Leamington

Tue., Feb. 18, 2020 – 4 p.m.

For More Information Contact:

Kirstyn Fox
Pre-Apprenticeship Administrator
School of Skilled Trades


Date: Every Thursday from February 6 to May 14 2020

Please contact College Boreal to register 519-948-6019 or email

Cook Pre-Apprentice Program 2020 – unemployed help centre

Full-time, Part-time, Apprenticeship

The Unemployed Help Centre is pleased to announce our Pre-Apprenticeship for Cooks Program.

This program is of no cost to participants and is an ideal opportunity for anyone currently working in the industry or someone seeking to launch a culinary career with the foundational skills needed to be successful.

This program will offer selected participants the opportunity to experience and gain fundamental and relevant skills and knowledge for a career in the culinary industry.

Every year we receive a high volume of applications for this program so if you are interested, we encourage you to read the information about the program below and follow up with us.

Deadline for application is Friday, April 17, 2020.

Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalency and be available to attend the program fulltime April to June 2020 between 9 am to 3:30 pm.

Ideal Applicant
The ideal applicant will have an engaged and active interest in a culinary career and a desire to become an apprentice in the trade. Previous food sector work experience and/or food courses would be an asset. Note: with only 30 participants this is a competitive process.

Application and Intake Process
Student applicants must write an entrance exam, attend an intake for an assessment, provide a police clearance and submit other necessary documents (Proof of Grade 12, SIN number and Photo ID) by Friday, April 17, 2020, to Shakera Reid-Rathwell 519-944-4900

About the Culinary Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Since 2014 the Unemployed Help Centre has developed a successful teaching model that integrates basic cooking techniques and knowledge. The program will venture beyond the classic style of cuisine and explore a more intrinsic approach to cooking. Along with the combined theoretical and corresponding hands-on practical experience, the students will engage in open discussions with local chefs and like-minded professionals to further enhance their experience.

The course will explore in detail, safe knife skills, kitchen sanitation and safety, fundamental cooking principles, menu design, pastry baking, and bread-making practices, stock and sauce making. The theoretical classroom learning will be pertinent to the tactile practical applications in the kitchen environment. Limited enrollment and small class size (only 30 students in total) will offer a greater opportunity for an exclusive student learning experience.

The ultimate goal of this pre-apprenticeship program is to offer a broad spectrum of learning opportunities so the participating students can start to develop a strong philosophy, ethics, and direction towards food and a successful career in the culinary arts.

This 21-week program will be an excellent bridge for participants exploring the idea of a possible career in cooking.

Program Information

Program Manager, Melody Mungar and Classroom Facilitator, Shakera Reid-Rathwell will be pleased to provide additional information and would welcome the opportunity to meet to explain the unique aspects of this program.

Shakera Reid-Rathwell – Tel: 519-944-4900 ext. 125
Melody Nowack – Tel: 519-944-4900 ext. 150

Job Duties:

  • Operate standard kitchen equipment safely and efficiently
  • Clean and maintain station in practicing good safety and sanitation
  • Maintain inventory and record of food, supplies and equipment
  • Oversee kitchen operations
  • Adhere to all sanitation and food production codes
  • Follow recipes and presentation specifications
  • Prepare, season and cook food as directed, meeting dietary requirements where required

ua local 527 plumbers, steamfitters and welders 

human resources professional certificate online course – contact north

We here at Contact North are happy and excited for the opportunity to present to you an upcoming Business diploma program through Georgian College.
Should any of the program interest you, do not hesitate to reach out so we can help you with the registration process.

Georgian College – Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate

Human resource professionals respond to the challenges triggered by new trends in technology, increasing government involvement in the employer-employee relationship, workplace diversity and globalization. Learn how to lower labour costs, improve productivity, increase responsiveness to customers’ needs, and build employee commitment.

The program is fully online program and has Fall, Winter and Spring intake.

Robert DiBartolomeo
Online Learning Recruitment Officer
Contact North | Contact Nord
Windsor-Essex territory / Territoire de Windsor-Essex
7515, Promenade Forest Glade Drive, Room/Salle 113
Windsor, Ontario N8T 3P5
T: 1-855-635-5151 | F: 519-944-5151 | C: 519-903-4466




construction craft worker pre-apprenticeship training – liuna 625

women’s emergency defense crash course & personal safety awareness





















Tickets Available by Email: or at the Legion Branch 594

st. clair college information sessions on Brick & Stone mason / cnc precision metal cutting / truck & coach technician

Please see the dates and locations in the poster for January Information Sessions

windsoressex small business centre workshops









Every month the WindsorEssex Small Business Centre offers events and workshops. Learn more about their events and workshops at

microsoft word course – unemployed help centre

4 week course begins February 24 2020

Please contact Melody or Joan to learn more and to register: 519-944-4900 Ext: 150 or 135

university of windsor continuing education courses for 2020


University of Windsor International Trade and Border Management Program







This online offering builds knowledge about how trade and borders work at a detailed level, exposing learners to nuances of the cross-border movement of goods, services, people and funds necessary to operate a successful, globally-oriented business or to execute the functions of government agencies with trade responsibilities.

Each module, taken in succession, link together to provide a comprehensive framework for managing export, import and border processes from the perspectives of both trading firms and government agencies. Learners with a fundamental knowledge of trade rules, logistics, border operations and cross-border finance may benefit from taking individual modules to strengthen specific knowledge in each area.

Learners can enrol in an individual module, a single certificate comprised of two modules, or complete both certificates to attain a Certificate in Advanced International Trade and Border Management.

In order to ensure you are academically prepared, it is expected that you have:

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalency
  • ​Completed one grade 12 math or equivalency (recommended)
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Postsecondary education and relevant work experience would be an asset  






Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification

SMSCP technical content has limited pre-requisites and focuses on key industrial skill areas such as electrical components, sensors, motor controls, PLCs, as well as hydraulics and pneumatics. This hands-on, technical training, creates well-grounded workers that can easily meet the challenges of high-tech and advanced manufacturing industries. With the defined, industry-focused job profiles, SMSCP can help you transition into a variety of production, technician, and engineering jobs in high-tech and advanced manufacturing industries around the world. SMSCP certifications are internationally recognized as world-class technical qualifications. As you graduate and move on to compete in the job market, your Siemens certification will give you a clear advantage over the competition









Mandarin 101

Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world – with over one billion users. It is the official language of the People’s Republic of China, one of the official working languages of the United Nations, and the most commonly understood dialect among overseas Chinese communities.

If you are preparing to travel to Mandarin-speaking countries, or looking to broaden your social circle, Mandarin 101 is an excellent place to start to learn common greetings, everyday phrases, and traditional customs.
















Health Informatics 

Come hear about this unique program and the employment prospects for health care practitioners, computer science specialists and business professionals in this growing field.

Clinical practice continues to evolve with the advent of new technologies and the continued integration of technology into the daily care of patients. The data accumulated by technology can be used to better inform the delivery of care, develop new care pathways and overall, improve the health of our population.

The provincial government has recognized this growing field as a required skill set to advance the health care system, to meet the increasing demand to integrate technology, and clinical workflows to provide the best care to the patient and enable those caring for patients.

Prerequisites: It will be expected that learners accepted into the program will have:

  • Basic computer skills or course completion in fundamental computer applications such Word
  • Experience working with word processing, email and web browsing
  • Knowledge in statistics and mathematical literacy equivalent to grade 12
  • Post-secondary education in a health-related or business field is strongly recommended
  • English language proficiency









Technical Writing Series

In a technologically driven world, the need for effective technical communication is greater than ever. Whether you are majoring in engineering, business, or the sciences, professors and employers alike, place a high value on writing that is clear, concise, persuasive, and accessible to all readers.

The Technical Writing Series is delivered through four consecutive Saturday workshops, each one focusing on key topics that will provide you with the skills necessary to enhance your writing for a variety of purposes.









Project Management 

4 Courses Required
UWindsor’s Project Management Certificate Program (PMCP) provides participants with the skills necessary to succeed in all disciplines.

Delivered in partnership with Procept Associates Ltd, a Registered Education Provider licenced by the Project Management Institute, the certificate program is comprised of four courses, each run over three days, serving to build requisite Professional Development Units (PDU) toward Professional PMP Certification.

Supported Employment Training Program – Learning Disabilities Association Windsor Essex – January 2020 Start Date

The Supported Employment Training Program SET is starting February 4th 2020 and running until March 24th 2020! Location: LDAWE 647 Ouellette Ave, Suite 101, Windsor Time: 10 am to 12 pm  Andrea at or 519-252-7889 ext. 106



open enrollment:

Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. – Empowered Diverse Group for Education & Employment (EDGE) 

EDGE, Empowered Diverse Group for Education & Employment (Girlz Crew-Youth Leadership) project gives young women in Windsor-Essex the chance to build their leadership skills, gain volunteer experience, develop employment skills and learn about Windsor-Essex County.

Program Eligibility:

Female newcomer and immigrant youth ages 14 to 24
Permanent Residents
Persons in Canada applying to become permanent residents and who have been informed, through a letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, of the initial approval of the application subject to an admissibility assessment
Convention Refugees, and Temporary Residents who have entered Canada as a Live-in caregiver

For more information about the EDGE program contact WEST at 519-256-6621


The Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County is excited to launch the MCC Youth Work Ready Program. This bold new initiative is presented in partnership with the Solcz Family Foundation, and is designed to provide opportunities for youth facing barriers to entering the Canadian skilled trades job market. The program will operate for those aged 18-24, and will involve pre-employment assistance such as resume writing, and interview skills, as well as job-specific certification and on-the-job opportunities.

For more information contact our Program Coordinator Daniel Beliciu at 519-255-1127 ext. 143 or

SEAT PROGRAM – WEST INC. SEAT Program 2019: Science, Engineering, Artistry & Technology (SEAT)

Program Overview:

Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST) is offering a  SEAT  (Science, Engineering, Artistry & Technology) Program 2019 for girls /women ages 15 to 30. This program will give young women with interests in Science, Engineering, Artistry and Technology the opportunity to work together on a community-based project that will focus on creating positive change for our community.
The youth will participate in a 2-day Leadership Training,  where the they will have the opportunity to connect with community leaders in Windsor-Essex to learn more about:
Careers in Science, Engineering, Artistry & Technology, Windsor-Essex, Civic Engagement, Being a Leader, Social Impact &Teamwork
Throughout the duration of the program, youth will be working in 4 groups based on Science, Engineering, Artistry & Technology to create a project that will utilize one of the mentioned fields, as a means to create change and have a positive impact on the community. For example food desserts, mobility and climate change. Classes begin in October through March, every Wednesday from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
There will be a Social Impact Exhibit, where the youth will be presenting and/ or demonstrating their project to the community (the event will be open to the public).


Seita Sadoo, MBA
Program Coordinator
201-647 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4J4
(519)256-6621 X 290

ymca windsor – y opportunities Program

south essex community council – employment edge for persons with disabilities

unemployed help centre youth job connection

saint elizabeth Health care – home support worker training

women in the trades cnc/industrial mechanic millwright program – Math Refresher – WEst inc.

ready to work program for newcomers – unemployed help centre

Youth in partnership (YIP) youth engagement training – Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare

G&L Stevenson Transport Ltd School Bus Driver Training

Pre-apprenticeship cook program – unemployed help centre


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