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G.R.E.A.T. program offered in six communities in January 2017

31 October 2016 

Public Service Announcement

G.R.E.A.T. program offered in six communities in January 2017

Start Date: October 31, 2016

End Date: December 16, 2016

Nunavut-wide 60 sec

A new round of the "Getting Ready for Employment and Training", or G.R.E.A.T. program, will be offered in Qikiqtarjuaq, Kimmirut, Kugaaruk, Arviat, Clyde River and Hall Beach, from January 16 to April 21, 2017.

This 14-week program combines course content on essential skills, computers, personal portfolio development and work readiness. A two-week, mentored work experience is included.

Individuals accepted to this program will:

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

• Reflect on personal and career goals, and identify learning and career opportunities.

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

• Know more about employment opportunities in Nunavut.

If you are an income assistance client living in one of these communities and you want to apply for the program, you can talk to your local income assistance worker to learn more. Program participants who maintain their attendance receive a training incentive.

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Media Contact:

Megan Blair

Communications Specialist

Department of Family Services

867-975-5250

mblair1@gov.nu.ca