WEskills Connection Manager
Darlene is passionate about being a mom and helping others to achieve healthy and financial stability in their life. Darlene believes that knowledge and awareness is power and she seeks to help others to achieve their goals through support and providing information.
Darlene’s work experience has put her in a vast array of sectors including hospitality, manufacturing and non-profit. Before joining the team at Workforce WindsorEssex Darlene was the Coordinator at 195 Community Labour Adjustment Services.
Darlene has many different roles at Workforce WindsorEssex. Foremost, she is the WEskills Connection Manager. She connects employers, training opportunities and job opportunities to the Job Developers from Ontario Works and Employment Ontario Service Providers.
Darlene represents Workforce WindsorEssex on the Windsor Essex Employment Group (WEEG) , where she provides labour market information to agencies and organizations that work with persons with disabilities. WEEG works to provide awareness to employers that hiring persons with disabilities is economically beneficial for them and our community.
Darlene also sits on the Retiree Volunteer Council, where she actively raises awareness on the benefits of volunteerism to pre- and post-retirees. Additionally, she is part of the St. Clair College advisory committee for Community Integration through Cooperative Education program.
Darlene is also a member and Recording Secretary for Windsor Essex Association for Volunteer Administration (WEAVA). Her position entails networking and connecting with our community members to share volunteer opportunities, learning more about volunteer administration and building stronger partnerships in Windsor-Essex.