NU, NTI provide $3M for Inuit training fund

February 22, 2017

12 different training initiatives targeted to help Inuit people find jobs in the private and public sectors have received $3M in funding from the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. The training will be delivered by the Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation. “By funding these important projects, Makigiaqta started a process to help Nunavut Inuit obtain the skills needed to seek and maintain employment in all areas of Nunavut’s economy,” NTI President Aluki Kotierk said in the release. “This path will lead us to healthy families, healthy communities, and healthy Inuit. This is what we envisioned when we negotiated Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement.” According to Nunatsiaq Online, the specific projects to be funded were selected based on how closely their work matched Makigiaqta’s priority areas: “holistic adult learning programs, advanced adult learning programs, wrap-around supports for Inuit students in K-12 and post-secondary, early childhood development and Inuktut and Inuit culture in the workplace.” Nunatsiaq Online | APTN News