NWT report shows improvement in access to skilled trades training, certification

A recent report from the Government of the Northwest Territories shows that the territory has seen an improvement in access to skilled trades training and certification. The report measures success in the implementation and advancement of objectives. The report authors note that Indigenous participation in the trades has increased from 51% of new apprentices being Indigenous in 2016 to 59% in 2021-2022. The completion rates for Indigenous apprenticeships have remained constant, but low, indicating that Indigenous individuals may be taking longer to complete their apprenticeships. Overall, NWT saw an improved awareness of skilled trades training and certification, improved employer and apprentice satisfaction, and significant growth in participation in the Schools North Apprenticeship Program.