Member name: Success Skills Centre
Address:: 12th floor, 330 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0C4
The Winnipeg Connector Partnership had its soft launch on November 22, 2017, in conjunction with Success Skills Centre’s Employer Appreciation event held at the Polo Park CanadInn, where 67 Winnipeg employers were honoured. The plan for Success Skills Centre to start a Connector Program was back in 2014 through the Halifax Partnership. Monika G. Feist our CEO and Robyn Webb, Executive Director of the National Connector Program were in communication for several years before signing an agreement in 2016; however, funding for the program was a challenge. Actual implementation of the program occurred at the end of 2017.
Officially, the program started mid-January 2018. To-date, there are six referral immigrant-serving partners including Success Skills Centre, Edge Skills Centre, Immigrant Centre, Manitoba Start, Premier Choix, and, Pluri-elles. They are referring specifically Internationally Educated Professionals and Skilled Worker to the program.
The first information session was held on February 12, 2018 and 17 people attended, with 12 Connectees and six Connectors signed on. We are planning to have a once a month information session for all participants. The next step is to have networking events for business leaders to join as Connectors.
The theme we are promoting to the Winnipeg community is that ‘We ALL are Connectors, and promote that…
…”sprinkled among every walk of life…are a handful of people with a truly extraordinary knack of making friends and acquaintances. They are Connectors.” Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point