(September 18th, 2017 – Iqaluit, Nunavut) The Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation’s Board of Directors met in Iqaluit and approved the long-term strategic plan. Makigiaqta’s strategic plan has four priority areas, including 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 development and adoption of Makigiaqta’s long-term strategy is a solid example of how Nunavut Inuit and our government partners are working together on special initiatives to provide opportunities for Inuit to develop skills to qualify and prepare for employment. Makigiaqta has started investing in our priority areas and has laid the groundwork for long term investment in skills development for Inuit said Kotierk.
“The Government of Nunavut is a proud partner in Makigiaqta. The public service is committed to ensuring this endeavor is effective in helping Inuit in their long-term skills development and career aspirations. Many thanks to our partners for a successful strategic planning exercise, and helping to shape a strong path moving forward,” said Premier Peter Taptuna.
Makigiaqta was formed using $175 million in funds secured through the Settlement Agreement with the Government of Canada. The funds are being used to support the development and delivery of Inuit-specific learning and employment programs to bring the level of Inuit employment in public and private sector jobs to a representative level. Makigiaqta will also examine the systemic changes that are required to encourage and support Inuit employment.
For more information, contact:
A/Director of Communications
Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
Tel: (867) 975-4900 Toll-free: 1-888-646-0006
Director of Communications
Department of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs
Government of Nunavut
Tel: (867) 975-6049