Graduation Celebration for Inuit Grads of First ilinniapaa Skills Development Program

Amanda Kilabuk
Amanda Kilabuk

On Thursday, September 17th, an afternoon of celebration will take place as Tungasuvvingat Inuit honours the first graduating class of the Inuit Community Support Worker and Management Trainee Program. The two-year program is a competency-based, nationally accredited diploma program designed and delivered through funding support by the Government of Canada’s Strategic Partnership Fund. The project was developed by ilinniapaa Skills Development Centre with support from Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI).

TI Executive Director Amanda Kilabuk stated, “We are so excited to celebrate the graduate’s achievements and hard work. The program is important because it provides accredited and competency-based learning for Inuit with a goal of working in the social services field. The program has succeeded by providing new opportunities to the graduates and offering a high quality of learning through the courses offered. Courses were offered online to Inuit wherever they live and work and removed barriers to professional development

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West African Economies Benefit From Graduation Of Two Groups Of Young Talents With Work-ready Digital Skills As Part Of SAP Skills For Africa

SAP Africa welcomed the graduation of 27 young professionals who recently completed their training as part of the SAP Young Professional Program, a digital skill build initiative under the umbrella of SAP Skills for Africa. The 27 graduates from Ghana and Nigeria, join another group of graduates from Nigeria who completed their training earlier this month.

According to Marita Mitschein, Senior Vice President Digital Skills Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa SAP and Managing Director at the SAP Training and Development Institute, this year’s graduates had to cope with a disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic which forced a change in the format of the program. “With countries across the continent in lockdown for much of this year, we had to adapt to a fully virtual delivery model. The new reality brought by the coronavirus has further highlighted the urgent need to accelerate digital skills development, especially as the world

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