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Department of Family Services launches G.R.E.A.T. program

21 September 2015 

Public Service Announcement

Department of Family Services launches G.R.E.A.T. program

Start Date: September 21, 2015

End Date: September 25, 2015

Nunavut-wide 60 sec

The Department of Family Services is launching the "Getting Ready for Employment and Training", or G.R.E.A.T. program, which is a 12-week Nunavut Arctic College program designed to help prepare income assistance clients for employment opportunities.

The program combines course content on personal portfolio development, essential skills and work readiness. A two-week, on-the-job work experience is also included.

Program participants who maintain their attendance will receive a training allowance exemption.

Upon completion of the program, participating income assistance clients will:

 Reflect upon personal and career goals, and identify learning and career opportunities.

 Develop and/or improve the necessary skills needed for employment.

 Create an up-to-date resumé and cover letter, and practice interview skills.

 Know more about employment opportunities in Nunavut.

Classes for the G.R.E.A.T. program start on September 28 in Kugluktuk, Iqaluit, Pangnirtung and Rankin Inlet. If you are an income assistance client in any of these communities and you want to register for the program, please notify your income assistance worker and/or career development officer. You can go to your local community learning centre on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 1 p.m. to be assessed by an adult educator. This will be the last day for assessments.

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Media Contact:

Sara Tufts

Policy Analyst

Department of Family Services

867-975-5201

stufts@gov.nu.ca