NNCA Response to NWT Polytechnic Discussion Paper

The NNCA received a request from the GNWT's Minister of Education, Culture and Employment to provide feedback on the Northwest Territories Polytechnic University Initial Areas of Teaching and Research Specialization discussion paper. The discussion paper can be found here, and the NNCA's response can be found PDF icon here.

The NNCA's submission is largely based on information gathered from our 2020 membership survey, along with additional supporting research. The NNCA is encouraged by the Polytechnic’s proposed Skilled Trades and Technology area of specialization, but we have also cautioned the GNWT that flexibility is needed within this specialization if the Polytechnic is to keep pace with evolving construction labour market needs in the North.