- The Apprenticeship Trades and Occupation Certification Board (ATOCB)
- The Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupation Certification Board (ATOCB) provides advice to ECE and is the link between government and industry. The Minister of Education, Culture and Employment appoints members to the ATOCB. There are also five Trades Advisory Committees for the carpentry, plumbing, electrical, heavy equipment technician and housing maintainer trades, which advise ECE to ensure industry standards are met. These partnerships are essential to producing qualified apprentices in a highly skilled northern workforce.
- Aurora College – Trades, Apprenticeship and Industrial Training
- Aurora College’s mission is to provide Northerners with excellence in trades training. Students participate in hands-on education and classroom instruction to prepare for careers in the skilled trades. The trades training facility located at the Thebacha Campus in Fort Smith and a mobile trades training unit in Inuvik allow courses to be delivered in communities close to home. The Yellowknife/North Slave Campus has an underground mine simulator for students interested in mining careers.Visit www.auroracollege.nt.ca to find out how to begin an Aurora College education at the School of Trades, Apprenticeship and Industrial Training.
- De Beers Group
- De Beers Group is committed to furthering our employees’ careers through education and training. We are proud to partner with the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Native Women’s Association of the Northwest Territories on the Building Forever: Women’s Pre-Trades Program. This program will give women from the NWT a paid opportunity at Gahcho Kué Mine to explore a career in a skilled trade. Gahcho Kué (De Beers Group and Mountain Province Diamonds Inc.) is committed to increasing the representation of women working at the operation. For more information, visit De Beers Group.
- Mine Training Society (MTS)
- The MTS works closely with Aurora College, ECE, industry partners and NWT communities to create awareness and share information about the skills needed in the northern mining industry. It provides training for diamond mining jobs, which may include attending school, job shadowing or apprenticing at a mine site. For more information, visit www.minetraining.ca.
The Native Women’s Association of the NWT (NWA)
The NWA has partnered with ECE and De Beers Group on the Building Forever: Women’s Pre-Trades Program. The Native Women’s Association is committed to building relationships with all levels of government and other organizations to ensure all Indigenous women and their families are supported. This program will give women from the NWT a paid opportunity to explore a career in a skilled trade, which will support and empower Indigenous women.
- Skills Canada NWT
- Skills Canada promotes careers in skilled trades and technology to northern youth through school presentations, youth conferences, skills competitions, extracurricular skills clubs, marketing projects and more. Skills Canada NWT supports community-based skills clubs by helping with the cost of tools, equipment and materials, and by sharing information between coaches. For more information on Skills Canada NWT visit www.skillscanadanwt.org.
- Skills Clubs
- These clubs are after-school activities for students in grades 9 through 12, although some communities may offer the clubs to a broader age range. Adults in skilled trades and technology careers volunteer their time to share their knowledge with youth through specialized skills clubs. The type of skills club depends on the volunteers and community, but may include hair styling, welding, baking, plumbing, electrical wiring, graphic design, carpentry, small powered equipment and more. For more information on skills clubs visit www.skillscanadanwt.org.