Iqaluit Campus, Nunavut Arctic College students, Sandra Bourgaize and Tina Quanirq at Sivurariaqnik.[/caption]
Nunavut youth from local high-schools and the college who attended the October 28 Iqaluit launch of Sivurariaqnik, the first-ever aviation career development fair held in the North, were totally surprised and delighted by the wide range of options and career paths open to them. Sivurariaqnik, a First Air initiative, that partners with Nunavut Arctic College, Nunavut’s Kakivak Association, The Canadian Air Cadets, the Department of Education, Service Canada, and the Iqaluit Airport authority, was created especially to help in the development of made-in-the North opportunities for employment and to inform and inspire youth to consider education and career path choices with a view to finding employment in the aviation industry.
The wide choice of challenging and dynamic job options displayed at Sivurariaqnik ranged from a host of different types of administrative and corporate support positions, jobs in technical and mechanical aviation support fields, serving the public or military, all the way to what initially seemed to be everyone’s immediate favourite, that of aircraft pilot. Visit: sivurariaqnik.ca