Territorial Gold Medalists 2017

Territorial Gold Medalists 2017

Mission and Vision

Skills Canada Nunavut is a non-profit organization working to reposition skilled trades and technologies as a first choice career options for Nunavut youth. In partnership with governments, schools, industry professionals and educators, our organization is helping to address Nunavut’s need for a strong skilled workforce.

Skills Canada Nunavut guides students toward available opportunities in skilled trades and technologies through events and programs like Skills competitions. Skills Canada Nunavut and its partners in business, industry, labour, education, and government, are helping to secure Nunavut's future skilled workforce needs.

Our Purpose

Through initiatives such as the Territorial and Nationals Skills Competitions, Skilled Trades and Technology Workshops for Youth, Cardboard Boat Races, Extreme Sledding Competition and Nunavut Trade Show participation, we strive to show Nunavut and youth how their individual successes will be mutually prosperous for us all.

At the height of our competition season and other program events, we count on the support and expertise of hundreds of volunteers from a variety of sectors; government, education, labour and industry. Working together, the goal of Skills Canada Nunavut is to:

  • Change the image of careers in the skilled trades and technologies
  • Increase the awareness of Nunavut’s skilled workforce needs
  • Provide effective programs and events that raise awareness of the current and emerging careers in trades and technology
  • Create and promote tangible opportunities for the private sector to interact with and enhance education for students
  • Provide a positive experience for students who participate in skills activities and to reach as many communities as possible
  • Help improve the expertise and confidence of young individuals pursuing trades and technology careers
  • Foster dynamic partnerships with industry, education and governments devoted to developing workplace ready skills in youth
  • Put Nunavut youth and industries in the national spotlight

Board of directors

President
Jamie Gauthier
Community and Government Services

Vice President
Clarence Synard
Nunavut Construction Corporation

Treasurer
Jesse Jacobs
Department of Education

Secretary
Kimberly Smith
Apprentice Electrician- KRT Electrical

Director
Paul Diamond
Community and Government Services

Director
Natalie Chafe-Yuan
Qulliq Energy Corporation

Director
Christine Delahunty
Health and Rehab Services

Director
Gerald Manning
KCM Construction