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Minister congratulates Trades Training Centre accomplishments

Sanatuliqsarvik instructor Rob Myers congratulates Aaron Pilakapsi, the first Journeyman Oil Burner Mechanic is the first apprentice to successfully complete the three-year, Red Seal program at the Nunavut Trades Training Centre. Photo: Sanatuliqsarvik Sanatuliqsarvik instructor Rob Myers congratulates Aaron Pilakapsi, the first Journeyman Oil Burner Mechanic is the first apprentice to successfully complete the three-year, Red Seal program at the Nunavut Trades Training Centre. Photo: Sanatuliqsarvik

It's been a year of progress and accomplishments for Sanatuliqsarvik, the Nunavut Trades Training Centre in Rankin Inlet. The three-year-old trades training facility, its students and staff were congratulated in a Ministerial Statement to the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut this Friday by the Hon. Paul Quassa, Minister responsible for Nunavut Arctic College.

In his statement to the House, Minister Quassa told MLAs "In 2013, Sanatuliqsarvik underwent a successful accreditation of all of its Apprenticeship Trades programs. In addition to meeting the accreditation requirements for existing programs, the Centre’s third level Oil Burner Mechanic Program was also accredited for delivery."

In addition to the College’s Apprenticeship Carpenter program, the Oil Burner Mechanic program is now the second Skilled Trades program providing opportunities for apprentices to attain all of the required levels of training necessary to obtain their Interprovincial Red Seal Certification in Nunavut. Arctic College also delivers all three levels of Apprenticeship Training for the Housing Maintainer Program, which leads to Provincial Certification as it is a non-Red Seal Program.

"The College's 2013 apprenticeship programs saw 12 apprentices enrolled into four Programs," said Quassa. "All 12 students successfully completed their technical training with all 12 passing their Government Theory Exam on the first attempt."

The number represents approximately 10% of the active enrolled apprentices within the apprenticeship system.

"The credit of this success belongs to the interest and efforts of the students and the dedication of their instructors and support staff," he said.

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