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NTI: Makigiaqta News Release

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 2018407 Views

(January 29, 2018 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) The Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation’s Board of Directors met in Iqaluit last week to discuss and review projects from the open call for project concepts that was released in October 2017. This was the first open call since its inception in May 2015.

Due to the overwhelming interest from the open call, Makigiaqta has deferred the project review process until the summer.  This is to allow for sufficient human resources to be recruited, allowing Makigiaqta to better support organizations in our efforts to enhance the preparedness of Nunavut Inuit for employment.

Makigiaqta’s four strategic priority areas consists of; 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.

Makigiaqta was formed using $175 million in funds secured through the Settlement Agreement with the Government of Canada. The funds will be used to support the development and delivery of Inuit-specific learning and employment programs.  Makigiaqta’s goal is to bring the level of Inuit employment in public and private sectors to a representative level.


For more information, contact:

Karen Flaherty
A/Director of Communications
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Tel: (867) 975-4914 Toll-free: 1-888-646-0006

Cate Macleod
Director of Communications
Department of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs
Government of Nunavut
Tel: (867) 975-6049

Kerry McCluskey
Director of Communications
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Tel:(867) 975-4914


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