NU employment skills program deemed a success, set to expand

January 13, 2016

A new skills training pilot program in Nunavut has graduated its first cohort and plans to expand to additional communities. Getting Ready for Employment and Training (GREAT), offered by NU’s Department of Family Services in partnership with Nunavut Arctic College, is a 12-week employment readiness program designed to help individuals transition from income assistance. The program allows participants to develop personal essential skills and employment readiness and includes a two-week work experience placement. GREAT was initially offered in Kugluktuk, Iqaluit, and Rankin Inlet and will now expand to be offered in seven NU communities. "Not only does this program exemplify successful collaboration between divisions, but it also shows how much people can accomplish when we believe in one another, support one another, and receive the tools, training, and mentorship to go beyond our own expectations," said Minister of Family Services George Kuksuk. NU | Nunatsiaq Online