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G.R.E.A.T. program lives up to its name

When Judy Hayohok of Kugluktuk graduated from the Getting Ready for Employment and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program she didn’t land a single job – she landed three!

 

Launched in partnership with the Department of Family Services, the program helps people to develop their job search skills, including reading, numeracy and technology to prepare for entry-level jobs.

During the 14-week program, students start by reflecting on their career goals. Working with a mentor, they create a learning portfolio that highlights their transferable skills, personal strengths, knowledge and attitudes.

As they identify career opportunities, they prepare a resume and cover letters. They also gain experience in the workplace by completing a two-week work placement.

Employed since graduation, Judy Hayohok credits G.R.E.A.T. for developing her skills and building her confidence during her job search.

The G.R.E.A.T. program is offered at various Community Learning Centres throughout Nunavut.

In attached picture: Judy Hayohok, graduate of G.R.E.A.T. and Barbara Olson, Co-instructor for the program.

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