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New round of G.R.E.A.T. program in September

09 August 2016 

Public Service Announcement

New round of G.R.E.A.T. program in September

A new round of the "Getting Ready for Employment and Training", or G.R.E.A.T. program, will be offered in Cape Dorset, Naujaat, Coral Harbour, Taloyoak and Sanikiluaq, starting on September 12.

The program combines course content on personal portfolio development, essential skills and work readiness. A two-week, on-the-job mentored work experience is included. This fall, G.R.E.A.T. will be extended to 14 weeks to include an introduction to computers course.

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.

If you are an income assistance client in one of these five 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 will receive a training allowance.

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Media Contact:

Jade Owen
Communications Specialist
Department of Family Services
867-975-5207
jowen@gov.nu.ca