Nunavut Arctic College has a strong commitment to provide high quality educational opportunities to all residents of Nunavut. The College has five campuses: Nunatta Campus and the Nunavut Research Institute Science Campus in Iqaluit, Kivalliq Campus and the Nunavut Trades Training Centre in Rankin Inlet and the Kitikmeot Campus, located in Cambridge Bay. Community Learning Centres are located in all 25 communities of Nunavut.
Website URL: http://www.arcticcollege.ca
The success of the trades centre in Rankin Inlet was recently celebrated by The Honourable Paul Quassa, Minister Responsible for Nunavut Arctic College. Since 2010, numerous training levels have been accredited for program delivery:
Electrician – Levels 1 & 2
Plumber-Gasfitter – Levels 1 & 2
Housing Maintainer – Levels 1,2 & 3
Oil Burner Mechanics – Levels 1 & 2
Carpenter Programs – Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4
In 2013, Level 3 Oil Burner Mechanics met accreditation requirements, followed by the Oil Burner Mechanics Trades Qualification Program in 2016.
Speaking in the legislative assembly, Minister Quassa recognized Sanatuliqsarvik’s contribution to trades training for Pre-apprenticeship and Apprenticeship programs.
“I would like to recognize the following individuals that have either received, or are eligible to receive Interprovincial Certification in their respective Trades stemming from training at taken at Sanatuliqsarvik.”
Minister Quassa also noted that Noah Paniyuq, former Electrician Instructor achieved his Interprovincial Certification while employed with the College.
“Trades training at Sanatuliqsarvik represents all Regions of Nunavut for those wishing to pursue Apprenticeship opportunities. The credit of this success belongs to the interest and efforts of the students and the dedication of their instructors,” he said.
To date, more than 30 apprentices have achieved Journeyman Certification.
Elaine Uppahuak-Prusky, a Senior Business Officer with the Government of Nunavut, has taken her career to the next level by completing the Senior Manager’s Hivuliqtikhanut Diploma. She is one of 15 GN employees to do so in 2016.
Accredited by Dalhousie University in Halifax, the one-year program was developed for employees at three levels: emerging managers, supervisors and senior managers.
Attendees learn from a variety of classroom and learning modules, building capacity for those pursuing careers with the Government of Nunavut. Yet, Uppahuak-Prusky points out that graduates not only learn new skills, they gain confidence in their roles.
NAC recognizes that opportunities are good for careers in business, administration and management in Nunavut. To prepare for the roles, several business programs are offered in Office Administration, Management Studies and the Municipal Government Program. To find out about the Business programs, visit www.arcticcollege.ca.
A Pre-Trades program will run from Feb 13 to May 26, at Sanatuliqsarvik, Nunavut Trades Training Centre in Rankin Inlet. The program focuses on the foundations of math, science and English.