Nunavut adults get high school diploma using innovative online program
Joe Aulajut never had the chance to complete his Grade 12 when he was young, as he had to stay home and help take care of older family members. When Nunavut Arctic College launched the Pathway to Adult Secondary School (PASS) Program that provides another route to obtain a Grade 12 diploma through distance learning, Joe signed up. He describes how he uses QINIQ to connect to his instructor, the learning content, and how he works with Maria Illungiayok (his local facilitator in Arviat), to succeed. Grade 12 graduates in Nunavut have terrific employment and training opportunities. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. Thanks to Maria Illungiayok, Joe Aulajut and Eric Anoee of Arviat, Nunavut for your enthusiastic participation in making this video. For more information on the PASS program: visit Nunavut Arctic College (http://www.arcticcollege.ca/education-programs). Videographer Ivan Hughes, Compass Digital Media (http://www.compassdigital.ca). Producer Lorraine Thomas, Imaituk Inc. (http://www.imaituk.ca). Special thanks to Dylan Clark, who donated aerial footage of Arviat.
Broadband provides vital tool for Inuit leader to support local community
Arviat community leader Eric Anoee describes the importance of having access to modern communication tools to meet Nunavut’s many challenges. He is driven by a sense of responsibility to use these tools to support his community and make things better. He believes better broadband services are extremely important particularly for youth to be able to get involved, to learn, and to meet the complex challenges they face in today’s society. Video sponsored by SSi Canada (https://www.ssicanada.com) operators of the QINIQ (https://www.qiniq.com) broadband network in Nunavut. A big thank-you to Eric Anoee for your terrific assistance shooting videos in Arviat and for your continued efforts to improve communications for cultural knowledge and learning in Nunavut. Eric is currently on the board of the Nunavut Broadband Development Corporation (http://www.nunavut-broadband.ca) and is also Deputy Mayor of the Hamlet of Arviat (http://www.arviat.ca). He is a former board member of Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (http://www.inuitbroadcasting.ca), and a founding member of the Arviat Film Society (https://www.facebook.com/ArviatFilmSociety/). In his day job, Eric is a Media Specialist with the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Education. Videographer Ivan Hughes, Compass Digital Media (http://www.compassdigital.ca). Producer Lorraine Thomas, Imaituk Inc.(http://www.imaituk.ca). Special thanks to Dylan Clark, who donated aerial footage of Arviat.