Education & Training
Windsor-Essex is home to several major research facilities and institutes of higher education. The latest addition, a 27,871-sq. metre (300,000 sq. ft.) world-leading $112 million University of Windsor’s Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering and Innovation is designed to promote creativity, collaboration, and an inventive spirit in addition to practical know-how. As well as two recent announcements that include a new St. Clair College’s Skilled Trades Regional Training Centre, a skilled trades and apprenticeship training program which plans to provide much needed, specific skills training in the Windsor-Essex Region, and a $30 million Science Research and Innovation facility constructed at the University of Windsor that will help to position Canada as a global centre for innovation.
With several strategic initiatives linking higher education and workforce development, it's no wonder our area's post-secondary programs are internationally recognized.
St. Clair College – Quick Facts
- St. Clair College established in 1967, provides higher education for 9,000 students on four campus locations in Windsor and Chatham. The campuses in Windsor and Chatham offer student residence spaces right on campus.
- The College offers hundreds of career paths in health sciences, community studies, business and information technology, engineering technologies, and media, art & design
- Approximately one-third of St. Clair College’s students are in the health sciences sector. The college is the largest post-secondary educator of health sciences students in Ontario. Its health programs are housed in a cutting-edge 100,000 sq.-ft. Centre for Applied Health Science, designed to simulate a real hospital environment. It features specialized labs for ultrasound, cardiovascular technology and respiratory therapy, fully equipped, simulated patient-care suites, and a simulation retail pharmacy.
- St. Clair is home to a unique journalism program, housed in its “Mediaplex” building. In line with the reality of modern-day newsrooms, the school focuses on “convergence journalism,” - the delivery of news across a variety of platforms, namely print, television, radio and the web. The Mediaplex building features cameras, editing suites, sound booths, teleprompters and other state-of-the-art learning facilities.
- The John A. Strasser Student Life Centre, a $3.35-million, 929 sq. metre (10,000 sq. ft.) project, featuring an entertainment/stage area along with a complex for student socialization and relaxation.
- The EPIC Genesis - the St. Clair Genesis Centre merged with the EPICentre at the University of Windsor. This collaboration will build on synergies and expand the services available to college and university students in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation on the campus' in Windsor-Essex.
- The Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing, located at the Windsor campus, delivers high-quality training in the engineering and manufacturing technology industry. This state-of-the-art teaching facility gives students hands-on training using some of the world's most sophisticated technology offered in a single college setting.
University of Windsor - Quick Facts
- The University of Windsor offers 190 undergraduate programs, including double majors, 65 graduate programs and six professional programs
- The University of Windsor takes advantage of its location at the busiest border crossing in North America. It hosts the Cross-Border Institute and offers programs in partnership with U.S. schools, such as the University of Michigan and Wayne State University. One example is the dual JD program, a collaboration with the University of Detroit Mercy, which provides law graduates with the ability to practise law in Canada and the U.S.
- The University of Windsor - Fiat Chrysler Canada (FCA) Automotive Research and Development Centre opened in May 1996 and is dedicated to research development and education. This centre has a direct role in the product design and engineering of nearly every product in FCA’s portfolio. The facility also nurtures a highly skilled labour pool of student engineers, exposed to a hands-on industrial experience in automotive innovation while working with industry experts.
- A downtown campus in heritage buildings in Windsor’s city centre includes the Centre for Executive and Professional Education, the School of Social Work and the School of Creative Arts – home to film production, music and fine arts.
Collège Boréal – Quick Facts
- Establish in 1994, Collège Boréal, an official French language service provider with 35 centres throughout Ontario, offers a wide range of post-secondary programs including language instruction for newcomers to Canada, an Academic Career Entrance program and French as a second language certificate.
- The Corporate training branch is always eager to create partnerships with private firms and community organizations.
triOS College – Quick Facts
- Established in 1992, triOS is one of Canada’s largest career training organizations with ten campuses throughout Ontario, offering diploma programs in high demand areas such as: business, technology, healthcare, law, and supply chain.
- The College’s instructors are qualified professionals with industry-specific expertise giving students access to real-world knowledge and insight.
- triOS College Continuing Education services offers employers customizable training solutions to develop their workforce. Courses are tailored to specific industries as well as business goals. Some recent custom program topics include Advanced Analytics for Supply Chain Management, Purchasing Management in Supply Chain, Fundamentals of Management Strategy and Leadership & Management Communication.