NWT launches Virtual Learning Strategist online learning platform for apprentices

August 15, 2022
The Government of the Northwest Territories has launched the Virtual Learning Strategist (VLS) online learning platform to support apprentices facing barriers to completing their program. The pilot program will offer support to students who face challenges with formal learning, technical training, and exam preparation. A Learning Strategist will work with students to identify barriers such as skill gaps, learning disabilities, exam anxiety, or other individual factors preventing them from completing their program. Apprentices will be given an informal assessment and customized learning plan that will guide them towards other supports. “The program will give NWT apprentices a better chance at successfully completing their apprenticeship and will help to increase the number of competent and qualified trades professionals in the NWT,” said NWT Minister of Education, Culture and Employment RJ Simpson. NWT (NWT)