Virtual Learning Strategist (VLS)


The Department of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) is pleased to announce its participation in the Virtual Learning Strategist (VLS) program.

This pilot program will support apprentices who face challenges in formal learning, technical training and exam preparation.

Each participant will work with a Learning Strategist through the VLS online learning platform, who will identify any potential skills gaps, learning disabilities, exam anxiety, and individual factors that could affect their performance, such as study skills and motivational factors, and sensory disabilities (i.e., hearing, vision loss).

The Learning Strategists will then provide the participants with informal assessments. Based on the assessments, customized learning plans will be developed to support individual needs. These plans can include support services provided directly through VLS, or they may refer the student for a formal assessment and/or academic supports. 

The VLS program provides upgrading and skills training opportunities on a flexible, accessible, personalized online platform.


Open for applications


There is no deadline to apply.


This program is designed for:

  • Apprentices who are registered in the Northwest Territories.
  • Applicants working with/referred by ECE Career Development Officers.

How to apply

ECE is accepting 30 applicants to the pilot project of the Virtual Learning Strategist program. Contact a Career Development Officer through your local ECE Regional Service Centre to learn more.