Innovative Inuit Learning and Development project provides valuable training to Nunavummiut
IQALUIT, NU, Nov. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Minister Aglukkaq today announced the completion of the Inuit Learning and Development project (ILDP), an innovative new initiative that prepared Inuit for potential future employment in Nunavut's public service. This program was done in partnership with the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Today, participants in the project took part in a graduation ceremony in Iqaluit.
Over the past 16 months, the project offered learning and development training for 12 Inuit and gave them the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience through four 4-month full-time work assignments in the Government of Canada, the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
- The ILDP project provided participants with practical work experience in a variety of government functions and departments, as well as learning, coaching and mentoring tailored to their needs to prepare them career opportunities in Nunavut's public service.
- Successful participants will now be placed in a pre-assessed pool for consideration for term or indeterminate jobs within the Government of Canada, the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
- This is in addition to an investment of $27 million over five years that the Government of Canada has made to expand adult basic education in the North. Thanks to this program, more than 60 programs were offered in 2012-13 to over 800 adult learners.
"Our Government is committed to taking actions to achieve a representative workforce and is pleased to be working with the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. to provide Inuit with the tools and skills they need to participate in the work force. I am looking forward to seeing how this new generation contributes to the growth and development of the territory."
Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, and Minister for the Arctic Council
"Strengthening the core of our public service through learning and development provided is a priority for the Government of Nunavut. The ILDP project aims to help young beneficiaries develop a transferable skill set and experience the unique perspective and working environment of each partner."
Premier of Nunavut
"What these young graduates have achieved is significant because each of them has played a direct role in implementing Article 23 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement, which requires government to hire a workforce that is representative of the Inuit population in Nunavut. This project brings Nunavut a step closer to realizing a future that includes Inuit who are employed and economically self-sufficient.
President of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
Inuit Learning and Development Pilot (ILDP) Project
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SOURCE: Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)
For further information: Office of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Ted Laking, 819-997-1441; Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Craig Welsh, Communications Advisor, Nunavut Region, 867-975-3722; Office of the Honourable Premier Taptuna, Government of Nunavut, Yasmina Pepa, 867-975-5059; Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, Kerry McCluskey, Director of Communications, 867-975-4914