June 18, 2018
The first graduating class from Hay River’s new Marine Training Centre left their program with basics to succeed in a revitalized Great Slave Lake commercial fishery.
Thirteen participants learned skills like navigation, marine safety, and radio operation for small commercial vessels in the class. All who signed up completed.
This training initiative arose from a new partnership between the GNWT, federal government, and the Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium (NFMTC).
The Iqaluit-based consortium expanded its reach to the NWT with funding from the federal government and local training needs defined by an audit funded by the GNWT’s Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment (ITI).
Training programs throughout this three-year initiative will open doors for those looking to make a living in commercial fishing.
The ongoing partnership is central to the GNWT’s implementation of the Great Slave Lake Commercial Fishery Revitalization Strategy led by the Department of ITI.
Executing this strategy is part of the GNWT’s mandate for the 18th Legislative Assembly.