Niagara Women's Enterprise Centre
Niagara Women's Enterprise Centre is a community based, charitable organization providing employment and self employment supports and services to women in the Niagara Region.
We provide interest assessments and programs that are designed to allow participants to upgrade their education or learn new, in demand skills through professional instruction and work placement.
As a program under Niagara Peninsula Homes, we have personal and professional community support services that are also available to help participants succeed in reaching their employment goals.
We help to take down the barriers to employment.
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The virtual assistant program was a great steppingstone to help me organize and figure out which of my talents and skills I can utilize when starting my own business as a V.A. (Virtual Assistant). Having the templates and resources that the program provided helped me set up my business. NWEC's ongoing support of women entrepreneurs is another amazing resource. I don't know if I would be as successful in my business if it were not for this program and NWEC!
“I loved this course! So many great speakers and wonderful classes. The whole course was amazing and I learned so much and completed many certifications. It was such a great experience and I would definitely recommend it."
I went back to school at NWEC from September to November of 2020. I enrolled in the Computer Technology Career Launch Program at 54 Years of age. I was scared at first, but as I started to learn my fears diminished. My instructors were very patient and supportive of me and genuinely cared about me and the other women. I learned about Windows 10, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, And PowerPoint. We also touched on graphic arts (Canva) and coding with some Code Pink. I was taught to put together a proper Resume and participated in a Mock Interview, this showed me where I needed improvement and it helped me to gain confidence in my abilities.
"Niagara Women’s Enterprise Centre opened new doors, introduced and connected me to a new career path. It has always been important to me to work in a career field that enabled me to be part of helping other people. The training was provided in a safe atmosphere while providing direction and contacts that I would not have been aware of otherwise."
"For years I never knew my purpose, and what I could give back to my community. It was hearing from the instructors and other women that made me see that I was important. Getting the knowledge and strength from other women was esteem building. They gave me the confidence I needed to go out and get the job I not only wanted, but deserved."