Nunavut Arctic College, NV, MITC partner to strengthen Inuktut teacher training

September 16, 2021
Nunavut Arctic College and the Government of Nunavut have partnered with the Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation (MITC) to strengthen Inuktut teacher training. The $12.4M partnership will provide additional investments in around 170 students and expand the Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP) into more Nunavut communities. It will also support NTEP Bachelor of Education curriculum development, including the Uqariuqsatittijiit Language Specialist Diploma, and enhance recruitment and retention of students through wrap-around supports. “The Government of Nunavut is committed to working towards a bilingual education system in Nunavut,” said NV Minister and Makigiaqta Board Member David Joanasie. “This is a milestone that is a direct result of the various levels of representation taking action on their commitment to strengthen learning in Inuktut.” Nation Talk (NV)