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2016/17 Getting Ready For Employment And Training (G.R.E.A.T.)

About the Program

G.R.E.A.T. has been developed in partnership with the Nunavut Department of Family Services, specifically for income assistance recipients. The program enables participants to:

  • develop and enhance their employability and job search skills, including knowledge related to workplace ethics
  • develop the essential skills of reading, writing, numeracy, and document use required for a variety of entry-level occupations and community contexts
  • develop basic computer literacy skills including using MS Word, email, and the Internet for research
  • create a prior learning portfolio that identifies and provides documentation of their transferable skills, personal strengths, knowledge, and attitudes.
  • reflect on their personal and career goals, and identify learning and career opportunities
  • create an up-to-date resume and cover letter
  • gain a better understanding of the nature of work and employers in Nunavut by participating in, and reflecting upon, a mentored job experience

The course culminates with students participating in a 2-week work placement.

Length of Program

14 weeks (1 semester); full time


Various Community Learning Centres across Nunavut

Admission Requirements

Adults with significant learning and work experience may be eligible for credits toward this program through a Recognition of Prior Learning assessment process. Adults should be assessed for ABE 120 placement for entry into this program.

Application Deadlines

There are two intakes/deadlines for this program – May 30 and October 15. Income assistance recipients should contact their Career Development Officer if education and training is one of their productive choices.

Do you need financial assistance? You may be eligible for the Adult Learning and Training Support (ALTS) program. The deadline for ALTS applications is July 15.

For more information on how to apply, visit your local campus or Community Learning Centre. You can also e-mail the Registrar's Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone toll-free: at 1-866-979-7222.

Record of Achievement

G.R.E.A.T. Record of Achievement, Nunavut Arctic College

Credit Transfer Opportunities

085-001 ES Communications 1
085-003 ES Numeracy 1
079-210 Portfolio Development
080-144 Career College 130/140
080-321 Introduction to Computers
085-110 Job Experience

Employment Opportunities

This program provides skills development toward possible entry-level employment in Nunavut. The task-based courses make use of actual documents found in workplaces and throughout the communities. Completion of this program will better position graduates to possibly find employment as entry-level office assistants, or other entry-level positions that require skills in level 2/3 document use and level 2/3 numeracy.

Course Outline

Click here to download course outline for this program (PDF).

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