Vocational training provides job-specific technical training and prepares students for specialized careers. Programs are typically hands-on and sometimes involve a work placement. Vocational training may lead to a diploma, a certificate, or certification in a particular trade. There are many programs available; for example, students sponsored by the school board have previously enrolled in hairdressing or esthetics at Gordon Robertson,* accounting at Pearson Adult Education Centre (PACC),* and auto mechanics at West Island Career Centre (WICC).*
Students who choose vocational training programs in the south may be eligible for sponsorship by the school board if the program they select is not offered in Nunavik. There are many vocational training programs offered in Nunavik through the school board’s Adult Education and Vocational Training department. You can browse these training opportunities here.
*Note: Vocational programs outside of Nunavik for which students may apply to be sponsored by the school board vary from one school year to another. Eligibility will depend on the vocational training offered in Nunavik by the school board’s Adult Education and Vocational Training Department.
Interested in applying to a vocational program?
Is there a specific trade that interests you? Would you like to know if you are eligible for sponsorship? Are you interested in gaining the skills and training needed to develop your career or enter a new profession?
Students interested in pursuing a vocational program must follow the steps below:
- Apply to the program directly with the institution where it is offered.
- Apply for sponsorship with Kativik Ilisarniliriniq.
*Note: For your sponsorship application to be processed, you must submit copies of the following documents: your birth certificate, Medicare card, official school transcripts, and beneficiary card. You can complete the sponsorship application form here.
Vocational programs’ dates and deadlines vary. Contact Kativik Ilisarniliriniq’s Post-Secondary Student Services Department at 514-457-1178, ext. 224, and we will help you explore your options and make sure you don’t miss out on any valuable opportunities.