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Training Works: Laura Kowmuk Becomes NTI Business Development Director

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IQALUIT, Nunavut (March 16, 2001) Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) has a new Director of Business Development. Laura Kowmuk will take up her new duties on April 1, 2001. Her appointment is the culmination of a three year training program.

The training program involved both formal coursework at Nunavut Arctic College and a range of non-formal educational activities. The non-formal aspects included mentorship, research and self-directed study projects, a peer support network with other trainees both within and outside NTI, and several work placements with Inuit owned businesses.

NTI is committed to staff training and professional development, said Bernadette Tungilik, Vice President of Finance at NTI. Successful completion of training programs is rewarded, as can be seen by Laura’s appointment. We are very happy to see her take on this new challenge are know she will do well.

Ms Kowmuk started with NTI in 1998 as a Manager-Trainee in the Business Development Department. She worked for the previous five years with NWT Power Corporation as Office Manager.

Robert Tookoome, also a former Manager-Trainee in the Business Development Department, has been appointed Business Development Officer with NTI.

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For further information:

Alan R. Vigoda
Director of Communications
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
Iqaluit, NU
Tel: (867) 975-4900