Our UPLIFT Program has provided women and non-binary individuals the opportunity to reskill or upskill in advanced manufacturing and/or specialized technology fields through certification training with one of our chosen training providers. Participants accessed additional supports related to career development and navigating non-traditional workplaces. Skills training has been provided alongside wraparound supports and career development.

Since early 2021, twenty-five cohorts involving nearly 600 participants have leveraged this opportunity through YWCA partner organizations across Southern and Eastern Ontario. Over 95% of those “recommend” of “strongly recommend” this program to others.

Participants have been enrolled in tailored certification programs at accredited Ontario universities and colleges where they gained job-related technical skills and developed professional competencies, leading to a Declaration of Academic Achievement and/or micro-credentials.

Please note, we are no longer accepting applications for this program as it comes to a close. We are grateful to have provided so many women the opportunity to access employment upskilling.

Training fees including tuition and textbooks for participants generously covered by the FedDev Ontario.

Our Program Partners:

We are proud to offer this program in partnership with the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, Fanshawe College School of Information and Technology, Fanshawe College -Continuing Education, Mohawk College- Continuing Education.

For more information, please contact Kimberly Plunkett at kplunkett@ywcaste.ca

Government of Canada - Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
Fanshawe College
Continuing Education Mohawk College
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