Community Based Post-Secondary Education Program:
My questions are for the Minister of Education, Culture and Employment. There are many challenges Tlicho residents face if they want to pursue post-secondary education.
Aurora College has a presence in each of the Tlicho communities through the Adult Education Learning Centre but these centres do not deliver Aurora College diploma programs. If Tlicho people were provided the opportunity to become a teacher, a social worker, or even a nurse through remote learning centres, Tlicho residents could remain in their community while working towards an education that results in long-term employment in their home community. There's five questions.
1. To date, how much money has the Government of the Northwest Territories spent on relocation costs to hire non-Northwest Territories residents for employment in schools within the last five years;
2. Since 2018, how many Northerners have graduated from Aurora College diploma programs in nursing, education and social work;
3. How many people in the Northwest Territories have a grade 12 education and are on income support;
4. Can the Minister provide data showing how many Indigenous teachers, social workers and nurses are in the Northwest Territories; and,
5. When will Aurora College complete the report on the teacher and social work program and open doors to students?