Makigiaqta, NCC partner to offer construction training for Inuit students

Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation and NCC Development have partnered to offer a training program that will provide Inuit students in Nunavut with the training they need to work in the construction industry. The program will train up to 90 Inuit as apprentice carpenters, plumbers, electricians and more. Training will be provided in Inuktitut and English and will be delivered in communities such as Arctic Bay, Arviat, Baker Lake, Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet, and Taloyoak so that students can stay close to their communities. Graduates will be able to enter into the workforce and fill the need for more Inuit working in the trades or, alternatively, enter the trades program at Nunavut Arctic College. “We know that Inuit are capable. We know that Inuit want to be employed. Our job is to ensure that Inuit are prepared so they can take on the jobs,” said Makigiaqta Chair Aluki Kotierk.

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