As of August 27, residents holding a Northwest Territories (NWT) Journeyperson Certificate or a recognized trade certificate are eligible to apply for the Achievement in Business Competencies (Blue Seal) Program.
The Blue Seal Program is geared to individuals with a valid Journeyperson Certificate, Occupational Certificate, or another valid trade certificate recognized in the NWT who wish to develop their business skills.
A Blue Seal Certificate is evidence that the certificate holder not only meets NWT’s high industry standards, but has the knowledge and drive to succeed in business. By earning a Blue Seal Certificate, individuals will develop valuable business and management knowledge to supervise a team, manage finances, or start a business.
“The launch of the Blue Seal Program will increase opportunities for Northwest Territories residents to advance in their careers in the trades. This certification will recognize the professionalism and transferable business skills of our tradespeople.”
- R.J. Simpson, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
- The Blue Seal Program is a credential offered by NWT Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupation Certification (ATOC) to individuals with a valid Journeyperson Certificate, Occupational Certificate, or another valid trade certificate recognized in the NWT.
- To obtain a Blue Seal Certificate you must complete 150 hours of business education.
- Business education can include:
- Completion of one or more programs of study approved by NWT ATOC, totalling 150 hours.
- Completion of study in one or more of the approved subject areas through a recognized training provider totaling 150 hours, or
- A combination of the two.
- There are 18 approved business subject areas that a Blue Seal candidate may study. Detailed information can be found at www.ece.gov.nt.ca/blueseal
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