New website aims to be 'one-stop' for all EV related jobs in Windsor-Essex
People looking for a job and company's looking to fill a position as part of the electric vehicle supply chain in Windsor-Essex have a new place to connect with each other.
Invest WindsorEssex has launched EV Careers.ca in partnership with Workforce WindsorEssex, the University of Windsor, St. Clair College and WEtech Alliance.
The website is designed to be one source for all EV related careers in the region by matching those who register on the website with job postings that match their skill set.
The website will also include links to grant information for those looking to upgrade their skills to secure a job opening.
The new website, funded by the federal government, was launched during a news conference Wednesday in Windsor that included Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), along with Windsor-Tecumseh Liberal MP Irek Kusmierczyk.
Tassi says the EV Careers website will be a one stop shop for workers to find the position of their dreams.
"We're are bringing together technology, data, workers and post-secondary to position Canada's electric vehicle industry for success," she says.
Tassi says this is about making it easy for workers.
"This actually takes your profile, takes your skill set and tells you what jobs are suited for you. It takes all that information, brings it all together, so it makes it easier for workers but also has the percentage of matching you up with a skill set,' she says.
Justin Falconer, Chief Executive Officer of Workforce WindsorEssex, Stephen MacKenzie, President and CEO of Invest WindsorEssex, Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, and Windsor-Tecumseh Liberal M-P Irek Kusmierczyk, take part in an announcement at Invest WindsorEssex. Nov. 15, 2023 (Photo: Rusty Thomson)
Justin Falconer, Chief Executive Officer of Workforce WindsorEssex, says this is a proactive approach to build an inventory of skills and worker leads while also showing the available jobs.
"We can also push information to them. So having their contact information means that when there's career fairs, job fairs, special events, we want to tell people that are thinking about Windsor-Essex's new EV sector, we can invite them. It's a great way to keep in touch," he says.
The $5-billion NextStar Energy electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant is expected to employ over 2,500 people once operational, while hundreds of more jobs are expected to be created in the area by additional supply chain companies as part of the transition to electric vehicles.
Click here to access EVCareers.ca.