Here’s how you can have your say on proposed polytechnic’s programs

Aurora College's Yellowknife campus. (File photo/CKLB)

NWT residents can now have their say on programs offered at the proposed polytechnic university.

The territorial government has released a discussion paper, grouping classes into four areas of study.

  1. Skilled trades and technology — for example: carpenter, electrician, heavy equipment training
  2. Mineral resources and environmental management — underground miner training, environment and natural resources technology diploma
  3. Northern health education and community services — nursing, social work, early childhood education
  4. Business and leadership — business administration, northern leadership development program

The department of Education, Culture and Employment says the polytechnic’s specialization will help guide which classes are offered.

Interested residents can download the feedback form here and must submit it to the department by Sept. 28.

This is the second discussion paper released by the department. The other focused on the polytechnic’s governance structure.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com