Adult and Post-Secondary Education

Overview

The Adult and Post-Secondary Education Unit, within the Labour Development and Standards Division, supports the delivery of adult and post-secondary programs in the Northwest Territories.

Services include:

  • development and implementation of the Adult Recognition Model (ARM)
  • coordination and implementation of Towards Literacy: A Strategy Framework 2008-2018;
  • coordination of funding, program planning, and support services to Aurora College;
  • support for Aurora College development through research projects; and
  • development of a territory-wide Adult and Post-Secondary Education Accountability Framework.

Career and Education Advisors

The Career and Education Advisors (CEAs) program at the Department of Education, Culture and Employment was established to help students with education and career choices. Working with grades 9-12 students and youth aged 18-24, they assist with resources to help students and youth discover who they are, where their talents lie, and what their interests are, leading to a plan for their education and career journeys.

There are currently six CEAs, working across the territory. They meet with students and youth through a video platform or on the phone to discuss their goals and provide options for achieving them or discovering something new. The CEAs use a variety of resources, including a new Scholarships, Bursaries, Grants and Awards handbook, and an online platform, myBlueprint, which helps students with everything from mapping their journey, to identifying course requirements, to creating a resume, among others.

The CEAs are responsible to lead, manage and coordinate the design, development, implementation and delivery of specialized career and education services and supports. They also promote NWT employment opportunities and careers that are in high demand, to ensure NWT students and youth are supported to make informed and positive education and career choices.

For the summer of 2020, to meet the needs of grade 12 students facing an unprecedented situation during the global pandemic, CEAs are focusing on assisting students with information on September 2020 post-secondary opportunities, registration, and funding options. They are available Monday to Friday and will respond to requests within 24 hours. Get in touch with a CEA at cea@gov.nt.ca.

Please see below for a list of resources.