Friday, 09 February 2018 12:00

Transport Canada to invest $12.6 in maritime training

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Transport Canada issued a news release stating that $12.6 million over three years to the Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium to deliver a Marine Training Program in the North.  he Marine Training Program will reduce barriers to marine training for underrepresented groups in the marine labour force, such as women, Northerners, Inuit and Indigenous peoples. The Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium will establish a marine training facility in Hay River, Northwest Territories through partnership with the Government of Northwest Territories. The Consortium will also expand its existing training program in Nunavut and Nunavik. Funding will help curricula development and the purchase of new specialized marine training equipment.

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