About WEST Centres

What is a WEST Centre?

Workplace Essential Skills Training (WEST) Centres are located throughout Manitoba and focus on adult clients requiring assessments and training in their journey towards employment. 

Through WEM’s network of WEST Centres and staff across Manitoba, WEM provides continued Essential Skills responses and support. Programming is available with the experience and knowledge to continue to create and build additional customized and responsive training based on the ever-changing landscape in each region at each WEST centre. 

Do WEST Centres offer online training?

Absolutely! Online training is available to everyone. WEST Centres offer face-to-face classroom style training as well as online training through a virtual classroom. Clients work through an individualized training plan alongside an instructor to focus on their unique learning goals. 

What types of training do WEST Centres offer?

WEST Centres offer the following services:

  • Upskilling of Essential Skills including: digital technology, numeracy, reading, writing, and document use;
  • Catered Essential Skill Assessments (dependent on workplace goals); and
  • Pre-employment workshops and workshops for employed learners.

Where are WEST centres?

WEM has 10 WEST Centre locations across the province including:

  • Winnipeg
  • Brandon
  • Steinbach
  • Selkirk
  • Winkler
  • Dauphin
  • Swan River
  • The Pas
  • Thompson
  • Flin Flon

Each centre has programming available at differing times to meet the needs of ES training on an individualized basis. 

How do I begin and get started today with a WEST Centre?

To get started, click on the region that you are in (link to new website where regions map is) and contact us through the email listed.