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June 27, 2018
Public Service Announcement

YELLOWKNIFE (June 27, 2018) - Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment will hold a public meeting on the recently released Aurora College Foundational Review Report in Yellowknife on June 28.  This is a chance for residents to learn about the Review Report, ask questions and provide their responses and concerns to the Minister.

Public Meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Explorer Hotel, Katimavik Room B.

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June 5, 2018
Public Service Announcement

FORT SMITH (June 5, 2018) - Thebacha MLA Louis Sebert and Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment will hold a public meeting on the recently released Aurora College Foundational Review Report in Fort Smith on June 11.

This is a chance for residents to learn about the Review Report, ask questions and provide their responses and concerns to the Minister.

The town hall session will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11, at the Fort Smith Recreation Centre.

For more information, contact:

May 31, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on May 31, 2018

Mr. Speaker, today in the Great Hall of the Legislative Assembly, we celebrated seven individuals who have made tremendous contributions to education in the Northwest Territories.

The Department of Education, Culture and Employment launched the Education Hall of Fame in 2010 to recognize outstanding educators, volunteers, board members, administrators and community members involved in education across the territory. 

Mr. Speaker, for this year’s celebration, nominations came from every region.

May 30, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (May 30, 2018) – Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, today released the Aurora College Foundational Review Report (“the Review Report”).

May 30, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on May 30, 2018

Mr. Speaker, expanding opportunities for postsecondary education for our residents is a priority of this Legislative Assembly. The Department of Education, Culture and Employment is pursuing an ambitious postsecondary agenda that is guided by the mandate of this government.

May 28, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Mr. Speaker, a strong labour market is critical to the Northwest Territories’ economic future. We know what jobs are in demand, and we are focused on preparing residents for those opportunities.

Through our Skills 4 Success actions, we are seeing progress in developing an educated, productive and thriving labour force that will meet the needs of the territory’s economy and meet our mandate commitment to improve labour market outcomes.

May 25, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Delivered on May 25, 2018

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to announce the release of an Action Plan to support the 2017 NWT Aboriginal Languages Framework.

May 24, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (MAY 24, 2018) — The first-ever Geoscience Field Assistant Training Program began last week in Yellowknife.

Eight participants, supported by eight employer sponsors have signed on to take the five-week, classroom-based course, to be followed by 160 hours of on-the-job training.  The Mine Training Society will offer wage subsidies of $21/hour to employers for the on-the-ground portion.

May 22, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (May 22, 2018) - The Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Caroline Cochrane, is announcing the resignation of the Aurora College President and the appointment of an Interim President.

After six years as President of Aurora College, Jane Arychuk has resigned from her position, effective May 31, 2018. 

April 24, 2018
News Releases

YELLOWKNIFE (April 24, 2018) - The Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Caroline Cochrane, and Miles Welsh, Chair of Yellowknife Catholic Schools, are pleased to announce the addition of three new modular classrooms and one washroom modular for École St. Joseph School. 

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