The Gordie Howe Bridge – currently under construction – will connect Windsor to Detroit via a 2.5 km cable-stayed design, making it the longest bridge of its kind in North America. Construction is slated to be completed in 2024, and by this time, the project will have generated roughly 2500 jobs. Some of the most in-demand positions are heavy equipment operators and ironworkers.
The Women’s Enterprise Skills Training (WEST) program in Windsor has given the Journey Towards Success Award to Bridging North America (BNA), a partner working with the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.
BNA hired skilled tradeswomen from WEST’s Introduction to Construction and Craft Trades for Women (ICCTW) program, which is offered in partnership with the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA 625) and facilitates the entry of women to the construction, craft worker and cement finisher trades.