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Grads of Nunavut Sivuniksavut in Ottawa now studying at NAC

More than two dozen first and second year students pose at their graduation ceremony. Photo courtesy of Nunatsiaq News. More than two dozen first and second year students pose at their graduation ceremony. Photo courtesy of Nunatsiaq News.

Nearly one-third of graduates attending Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS) in Ottawa are now studying at Nunavut Arctic College, according to the NS Alumni Survey.

NS is a two-year program that provides Inuit youth with cultural and academic learning experiences – developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to prepare for careers and/or post-secondary studies.

Over 30 years, this Ottawa-based college program has helped 450 Inuit youth transition from high school into the workforce and/or to post-secondary education – either in the south or the north. 

From the class of 2015, 30% are now studying at NAC in programs such as Nursing, Environmental Technology Program, Fur Production Technology, Inuit Studies and Management Studies.

While some graduates continue their post-secondary studies in the south, about 80% return to Nunavut. 

“This is a positive learning experience,” said College President Joe Adla Kunuk. “Students not only gain a better understanding of their own identity, they return home with new knowledge and skills that will contribute to the building of Nunavut.”

 

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