The Honourable Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE), met with territorial education leaders on January 9, 2019 to continue discussion on improving the education system. Leaders from all regions of the Northwest Territories gathered to review progress to date and plan for future work.
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The results from a geotechnical study contracted by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) on the École J.H. Sissons School site have been received. The study concluded that the original site, where the school currently stands, is the most viable and stable location for both current and future use. The Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE), Caroline Cochrane, has accepted this recommendation. Both the recommendation and the decision have been conveyed to the board.
YELLOWKNIFE (May 30, 2018) – Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, today released the Aurora College Foundational Review Report (“the Review Report”).
YELLOWKNIFE (January 10, 2018) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Alfred Moses today announced an increase to the Northwest Territories (NWT) Minimum Wage.
Effective April 1, 2018, the minimum wage will increase from $12.50 per hour to $13.46 per hour. This decision was informed by research and options provided by the Minimum Wage Committee, which was established in 2013 to advise the Minister.
YELLOWKNIFE (November 17, 2016) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Alfred Moses tabled the Skills 4 Success 4-Year Action Plan 2016-2020 on November 4, targeting actions to improve employment success for the people of the Northwest Territories.
YELLOWKNIFE (May 20, 2016) – Premier Bob McLeod announced the following changes to the senior ranks of the territorial public service today:
YELLOWKNIFE (April 20, 2016) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) released today new labour market information on NWT jobs in demand over the next 15 years. This critical information will help northerners make informed decisions so they may maximize the NWT employment opportunities that are and will be available over the coming years.
YELLOWKNIFE (January 28, 2016) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Alfred Moses today publicly released the results of an independent review of the Junior Kindergarten program following discussions with Members of the Legislative Assembly and Cabinet.
YELLOWKNIFE (October 8, 2015) – 65 teachers from across the Northwest Territories have returned to their communities with new skills and techniques for creating positive learning environments and helping students manage their own energy, emotions, behaviours and attention through self-regulation. The teachers took part in week-long training sessions hosted by the Department of Education, Culture and Employment last month.
YELLOWKNIFE (October 8, 2015) – Minister of Education, Culture and Employment Jackson Lafferty tabled the Skills 4 Success (S4S) 10-Year Strategic Framework yesterday, a strategy that focuses on improving employment success for Northwest Territories (NWT) residents by closing skill gaps for in-demand jobs and more effectively responding to community, employer and industry needs.