Green Energy Skills Fair

(AMHERSTBURG, ON) – Skill profiles, training plans and local training opportunities are highlighted in Workforce Windsor Essex‘s most recent report, Re-Tooling the Windsor-Essex Workforce: Jobs in Renewable Energy.

Set to launch in partnership with St. Clair College’s Employment Centre in Amherstburg on May 9, the report says our region has the skilled and experienced workers to meet the demands of renewable energy companies.

"Workers who are transitioning from the auto industry can learn to adapt their skills in this emerging industry and develop new skills through the top-up training described in the report," says Denny Timm, project officer at Workforce Windsor Essex and co-author of the report.

Graduating students from the Reducing Energy Demand with Youth (REDY) program will be in attendance as special guests.   St. Clair College Employment Centre is pleased to partner with Housing Services Corporation and its subsidiary, GLOBE (Green Light On a Better Environment), as project lead, together with partners First Work and Housing Services Inc. to deliver the REDY project in our area. The program provided graduates with hands-on, practical training that prepares youth for a range of construction work emphasizing energy efficiency.

"It is important in these economic times to provide opportunities for skills training. Initiatives like these complement the local green initiatives and support the diversification of Windsor and Essex County," states Karen Gill-Gore, the director of the Employment Centre.

The event is open to the public. Those with a manufacturing background, in particular, are encouraged to attend. St. Clair College will speak about upcoming opportunities in training specific to renewable energy.

Event Details:

  • Date:           Wednesday, May 9
  • Time:          11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Location:   St. Clair College Employment Centre, 400 Sandwich Street South in Amherstburg

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