Below are the upcoming short-term training opportunities 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

job club – south essex community council

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2020 virtual summer newcomer programs – unemployed help centre

Do you know of any #newcomer youth who may benefit from our #virtual summer programming? Be sure to pass information along about our sessions beginning July 6!




Correctional Officer Information Session and Q’s and A’s – Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor and Ministry of the Solicitor General

Date: July 3 2020

Time: 10am to 11am

About this Event
This exciting and informative information session co-hosted by the Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor Inc. and the Ministry of Solicitor General will introduce you to careers in corrections and the application, screening/testing and selection process involved.

Careers in corrections
Correctional services plays a key role in Ontario’s criminal justice system. We operate adult correctional institutions and probation and parole offices for offenders serving jail sentences of less than two years and community supervision for up to three years.
We also have jurisdiction over adult inmates under provincial parole supervision, and provide programs and services designed to assist in inmate rehabilitation.
Careers in correctional services are diverse and exciting, and we take pride in making a difference in the lives of those under our custody and supervision, as well as protecting the safety of our communities.

Becoming a correctional officer
A career in corrections will appeal to individuals who enjoy working rotating shifts and the challenge of balancing the two diverse components of the job including the security, custody and rehabilitative needs of an inmate. Correctional officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and help keep Ontario’s communities safe.
Correctional officers receive a thorough training program, both on the job and at a ministry training site. Training includes search procedures, self-defense and emergency response.
Duties vary and include supervision of inmate activities and control of their movement throughout the institution.

language training and skills development – windsor women working with immigrant women






training for internationally trained professionals – new canadians centre of excellence

Are you an Internationally Trained Professional, new to Canada, and looking for job search training?

Attend the job search workshops and learn:
– Employer perspectives and workplace culture
– How to describe your professional skills and accomplishments
– How to conduct research specific to your occupation in Canada
– How to create an effective job search plan

Contact Manijeh Rouhandeh at (519) 999-3505 for more information.



youth job connection – unemployed help centre

call Pat Katona at 519-944-4900


youth job connection – New Canadians’ Centre of Excellence Inc.

Youth Job Connection is for youths 15 – 29 years of age who have had struggles to get connected with the workforce. Participate in a paid training program and get your foot in the door.
If you’re not working and not in school and want to change that – contact us today!
Youth Job Connection Poster New Canadian's Centre of Excellence



CarePartners is offering a PAID opportunity to receive training and skills needed to work as a Regular Part-Time Home Support Worker (HSW).

Training Begins July 6, 2020


    • PAID in-class education with a Nurse instructor
    • PAID job shadowing with a Personal Support Worker Preceptor
    • 3 days of PAID company orientation


CarePartners HSWs provide professional, compassionate care in homes and residences in the community. HSWs assist with activities of daily living, allowing patients and families to live life to the fullest with dignity and independence:

    • Bathing, showering, personal hygiene
    • Bowel/bladder care
    • Dressing
    • Meal preparation
    • Transferring/repositioning
    • Light housekeeping
    • Socializing and companionship

CarePartners welcomes and encourages applicants from people with disabilities, accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process.

To apply please email

MCC Youth Work Ready Program – The Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County

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

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MMC Leadership Program – The Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County

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

MCC Leadership program

Virtual Youth Resource Centre Academic Support – New Canadians’ Centre of Excellence Inc.

NCCE Inc’s Virtual Youth Resource Centre (VYRC) provides youth ages 12-17 & 18-24, with the tools to support and foster academic success through daily online homework support, assistance with navigating all aspects of online learning, as well as maximizing communication and maintaining connections with the use of available technological devices

*For registration/eligibility please call us at: (519)258-4076
or email:
You can also visit us on our website at:

Virtual Youth Resource Centre New Canadians' Centre of Excellence


Skill building and employment supports for people with disabilities.

Y Opportunities is an employment program that assists people with diagnosed or self-identified disabilities overcome their barriers to employment. Our supports are designed to help participants discover new skills and refine existing ones towards labour market integration or further education. Over a 6 week period we provide individual and group based supports that include needs assessments and employability & skills building workshops. Upon completion, we connect participants with a paid job opportunity or with appropriate courses and training opportunities in a field of their choice. For those entering the workforce, an additional 12 weeks for tailored supports are provided to both participants and their employers to promote long term success.


Weeks 1-6
Group and individual based employment preparation assistance based on life and employability skills and self-directed goals. Résumé and cover letter building, interview skills, and other
Weeks 7-18
Paid job opportunity with tailored supports provided to both participant and employer.
Assistance with enrollment into academic / training course(s).

Participants must:
•  not be currently enrolled in school
•  be legally entitled to work in Canada
•  not be currently collecting Employment Insurance (EI)
•  be able to commit 30 hours per week for the duration of the program 
Transportation, childcare, employment and academic advice, interview preparation, networking, and on the job supports for participants and employers.


Heather Torti Y Opportunities Program Coordinator 519-256-7330 xt 279

the seat program – Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc

The SEAT program seeks to empower young women to think of careers in STEM/STEAM and gives 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.
Program Eligibility:
15 to 30 years old
Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Refugee Status
Additional Supports Include (As Needed):
Transportation Supports/Bus Tickets
Food on-site during the training
Materials for projects will be supplied.
Within the SEAT Program participants will work in groups to identify a problem in our community and seek ways to solve this problem through Science, Engineering, Artistry or Technology. Students will also gain mentorship/coaching with our community partners where they can further develop their skills and talents and earn community service hours (up to 120hrs). At the end of the program, students will graduate with a certificate, and also get the opportunity to showcase their work to the general public at the Social Impact Exhibit. Students will also benefit by attending a two day leadership training.


Collège Boréal is offering free tuition for one French course this summer to essential workers.

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y works PROGRAM – ymca of southwestern ontario

Roopa Tharuvai  ||Employment Specialist|
Newcomer& Community Services| YMCA of Southwestern Ontario|
YMCA of Southwestern Ontario| 500 Victoria Ave ,Windsor.ON N9A 4M8

Tel: 226.455.9790 |  |

For information please review the following link:

y works program from the ymca of southwestern ontario

contact north online classes

If you are interested in any of these programs and services or have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

Sureeta Inderdeo
Lead Student Recruitment & Services Representative
Représentante du recrutement et des services aux étudiantes et étudiants
Contact North | Contact Nord
Windsor-Essex territory / Territoire de Windsor-Essex
7515 Forest Glade Drive, ON, N8T 3A2
Toll Free | Appel Gratuit : 1 (855) 635-5151
Tel. | Tél. : (519) 944-5151

New Courses Available

Women in Skilled Trades CNC Industrial Mechanic Millwright Program – WEST Inc.

Are you looking for a new career in Skilled Trades?
Now accepting applications for the 2020 intake of our Women in Skilled Trades-CNC Industrial Mechanic Millwright Program.
We are inviting all applicants to apply. Space is limited. Online Information Session – Schedule and details:
Date: Mondays 1:00pm
Wednesdays at 10:00am

Personal Support Worker (PSW) – Paid Training – ParaMed Home Health Care – Windsor, ON

Job Location(s): Amherstburg, Kingsville, Leamington, Belle River, Tecumseh, Lakeshore

The Personal Support Worker (PSW) will provide individualized care that is sensitive to the clients’ unique needs, providing assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) and Independent Activities of Daily Living (IADL’s) through a client specific assignment working under the direction of and in collaboration with a regulated health care professional. Care will take place in the community, within a client’s home.

What does “Redefining care” mean to you?

ParaMed needs team members who share our goal of redefining care in the home. Join Canada’s largest home health care company and make a real difference in the lives of people in your community. We provide quality, compassionate care directly to clients where they live because we believe that when you are in need of care, home is a more comfortable place to be!
Choose ParaMed for support, where we’ll provide you with paid orientation, mentorship, and ongoing training. Experience diversity and life long learning – where the skills that you learn contribute to making you a confident and accomplished care professional.
Right now, we are currently looking for Personal Support Workers in Windsor-Essex.

Diploma or Certificate from a PSW course recognized by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
Experience with elderly populations is preferred
Ability to communicate both through oral and written mediums
Demonstrate compassion, tact and diplomacy when interacting with clients and their families
Experience working with the acutely ill, chronically ill or palliative clients is an asset

ParaMed offers you:
Competitive compensation
Health and dental benefits
Use of Mobile device
Mileage/travel allowance
Training and skills development
Full and part time positions available
Career Advancement opportunities
Employee purchase discount programs
A supportive and respectful workplace
Autonomy and independence
This is a Union Position – Service Employees International Union Local 1 Canada, Windsor Essex County

Union Classification: Personal Support Services (PSS)
Salary: LHIN Funded PSS Rates as per Collective Agreement
Location: County Area, Erie St. Clair District

online powerpoint classes – west inc. 

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Looking to improve your computer skills? WEST is offering online PowerPoint classes. To register email

Second career manufacturing sector – employment assessment centre

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Second Career Manufacturing Sector Initiative – unemployed help centre

Please Contact the Unemployed Help Centre

Windsor Location: 6955 Cantelon Drive
Belle River Location: 612 Notre Dame Street
519.944.4900, , 



security guard training – insight advantage

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classes offered in Windsor Leamington and Chatham please call 519 254 1445 extension 3100 for more information


ua local 527 plumbers, steamfitters and welders 

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windsoressex small business centre workshops

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

university of windsor continuing education courses for 2020


University of Windsor Prep Program

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Refresher classes to prepare incoming students for success!
Short prep-courses designed to refresh learners’ skills and provide a taste of what classes and campus life will bring in the fall.

Topics include:







Technical Writing

Courses will be offered throughout July and August 2020. More details to come!

Sign up on our Interest List to be notified about enrollment and receive updates from Continuing Education.

University of Windsor International Trade and Border Management Program

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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  

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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

University of Windsor Mandarin 101 Flyer









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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

south essex community council – employment edge for persons with disabilities

unemployed help centre youth job connection

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

ready to work program for newcomers – unemployed help centre

G&L Stevenson Transport Ltd School Bus Driver Training


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