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NTI: Makigiaqta Media Release

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 2018226 Views

(June 12, 2018 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) The Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation’s Board of Directors met in Iqaluit to discuss and review proposals from the Open call for Project Concepts that was issued in the fall of 2017. Nine proposals were approved according to Makigiaqta’s four strategic priority areas: early learning systems, wrap around support for success in education, foundational skills development opportunities for adults, and advanced training and post-secondary opportunities for employment in key sectors.

The following organizations were approved:

Three-Year Projects;

  1. Recreation Parks Association of Nunavut
  2. Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium
  3. Inspire Nunavut
  4. Nunavut Film Development Corporation
  5. Qajuqturvik Food Center

Two-Year Project;

  1. Nunavut Sivuniksavut
  2. Hamlet of Kugluktuk

One-Year Project;

  1. Nunavut Hitmakerz
  2. Performance Management Consultants

“Now that Makigiaqta is adequately staffed to support Inuit focused projects, I look forward to seeing efforts to enhance the preparedness of Nunavut Inuit to participate in employment,” said NTI President, Aluki Kotierk

“The Government of Nunavut is pleased with the progress of the Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation. As the work of the corporation continues, the Government looks forward to more opportunities to enhance educational and training options for Inuit in Nunavut,” said Premier Paul Quassa

Makigiaqta was formed using $175 million in funds secured through the Settlement Agreement with the Government of Canada. Makigiaqta will continue to examine the systemic changes that are required to encourage and support Inuit employment.

For more information, contact:

Karen Flaherty

A/Director of Communications

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated

Tel: (867) 975-4914 Toll-free: 1-888-646-0006

kflaherty@tunngavik.com

www.tunngavik.com

Cate Macleod

Director of Communications

Department of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs

Government of Nunavut

Tel: (867) 975-6049

cmacleod@gov.nu.ca

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