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Office Administration students gain experience with community practicum postings

It's that time of year! Office Administration students are heading out into the communities for the practicum portion of their program. Here, Rankin Inlet student Taukie Nakoolak works with Kivalliq Campus Secretary Karen Collier. Office Administration student Louisa Qajuuttaq Gibbons has the story! It's that time of year! Office Administration students are heading out into the communities for the practicum portion of their program. Here, Rankin Inlet student Taukie Nakoolak works with Kivalliq Campus Secretary Karen Collier. Office Administration student Louisa Qajuuttaq Gibbons has the story! Dorothy Tootoo

It’s that time of year! Nunavut Arctic College Office Administration students are heading out once again into the communities to do the practicum portion of their program.

With the end of the year coming and time for graduation approaching fast, I had an opportunity to speak with office administration student Shawnie Taukie Nakoolak.

Taukie is working on her office administration certificate and is doing her practicum at Nunavut Arctic College’s Kivalliq Campus in Rankin Inlet with their Campus Secretary Karen Collier.

I asked her what she thought about her experiences taking the program and she said “The program is very good! I chose to attend Arctic College because it’s closer to home and I wanted to go to College with my friends.”

While she was still in high school, she heard about the office administration program from her high school teacher. She has a lot of support from her family back home in Coral Harbour, as well as from her friends who are taking the course in Rankin Inlet. She credits them with helping her make it through the program.

Taukie is enjoying her practicum, and she encourages students to take advantage of the opportunity to experience what work would be like in an office administration role.

Taukie told us “There is very good support from the instructors, so if you’re thinking of taking this course, go for it! It’s a great opportunity to explore your future career!”

Taukie says that when she is done with this program, she would like to work at a mine in an office administration capacity.

Good luck Taukie Nakoolak!

The Nunavut Arctic College Office Administration program is an ideal program for those who would like to embark on a career in office administration.

It provides students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to enter employment as secretaries, administrative assistants, typists, receptionists, word processors, finance clerks, data-entry clerks and other administrative support position. The Diploma in Office Administration leads to careers as Executive Secretaries or Administrative assistants in the public and private sectors

If you’re interested in an office administration career, call our Registrar’s office at 1-866-979-7222. You can also visit your local Arctic College campus or talk to your local community Adult Educator.

Louisa Qajuuttaq Gibbons is a first-year Office Administration student at Kivalliq Campus in Rankin Inlet. She’s currently doing her practicum with Public Affairs at Arctic College’s Head Office in Arviat. In her spare time, she likes to go fishing and spending time on the land with her kids.

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