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


A final report from the Government of the Northwest Territories shows an improvement in access to skilled trades training and certification. The report assessed the territory’s progress toward key objectives. The areas that improved include awareness of skilled trades training and certification, employer and apprentice satisfaction, and the rate of participation in the Schools North Apprenticeship Program. Indigenous participation in the trades has also increased from 51% of all new apprentices in 2016 to 59% in 2021-2022. The report also found that students who travelled to Alberta to complete their apprenticeship usually returned to work in the north.