Employment & Training Services

“The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do work today.”
-Elbert Hubbard

Are you looking for work or skills training?

Our Employment Services program, called Employment Connections assists anyone looking for work including: those new to the workforce, those seeking a change in careers, newcomers, people returning to the workforce, older workers and individuals seeking apprenticeships.

The Employment Connections program provides employment services to  help you find work.  We provide resources – such as information about who’s hiring in your community — as well as personalized advice and services to help people assess their skills and experience, find work and start on the path to skills training. We also help employers hire people with the skills they need. We can help in a number of ways. We provide:

  • an assessment of your skills and experience
  • information about different careers and occupations
  • local labour market, employment and training opportunities
  • information about all Employment Ontario programs and services
  • advice about and referral information to other community services and support
  • you can learn about developing effective job search strategies including resumé preparation

Depending on your particular employment needs and career goals, an Employment Consultant  will determine whether you need more individualized assistance and support to help you develop your career and set goals, assess your skills and interests, and prepare you for interviews and employment.

You may be eligible for on-the-job training and/or work experience support, and in some cases, additional support to help keep you at work.


Everyone can access the self-service information and resources provided by our service partners, including people with jobs, those who are under-employed, people looking for work, students, apprentices, internationally trained individuals and employers.

More intensive assisted services – such as personalized job search, job matching and placement, and job retention services – are for people who are unemployed and out of school. An Employment Consultant will assess your eligibility for participating in these programs based on your skills, education, experience, interests and career goals.

Are You An Employer?

Employers may be eligible to access the Canada-Ontario Job Grant to train workers. Canada-Ontario Job Grant (the Job Grant) provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce, with help from the government. The Job Grant will provide direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It will be available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees, and will:

  • Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
  • Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There will be additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs.
  • Require training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.

If you’re an employer with a particular skills demand, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant might be right for you. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

Contact Information

Transportation Services
South Essex Community Council

215 Talbot Street East
Leamington, ON N8H 3X5

Phone:: 519-326-8629
Fax: 519-326-8697
E-mail: info@secc.on.ca



215 Talbot Street East
Leamington, ON
N8H 3X5


313 Main Street East Unit 21
Kingsville, ON
N9Y 1A7

Windsor (Employment Edge only)

Gino A. Marcus Community Centre
1168 Drouillard Rd, Windsor, ON
N8Y 2R1
Please call 519-326-8629 to book an appointment


Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Windsor Essex Discover Ability Network
Second Career Brochure Download
Ontario College of Trades
Government of Canada Job Bank
Independent Learning Centre
Smart Serve
Personality Dimensions®Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership
Tri-County Literacy Network
Family Service Windsor Essex
Community Living Windsor
Community Living Essex
Essex Community Services
Workforce Windsor Essex
WESkills Database
Employment Ontario Self Service (EOSS)

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About SECC

In 1973, a group of concerned citizens had a vision to create a community sponsored agency that would address the various needs of the people of South Essex. The vision and efforts of two individuals mobilized the communities of South Essex to create the South Essex Community Council. The leadership of Father G.H. Duchene and JoAnne Fillimore shaped the work of SECC as a collaborative community-based, multi-service agency.