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Skills Training Coordinator, NWT Career Centre

June 22, 2022
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
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Job Type: Full-time (40 hours/week)


The Skills Training Coordinator will identify and attach short term skills training which compliments individualized career pathway to support access to knowledge and skills attainment of job seekers in the North Slave region. The initiative is targeting residents seeking upskilling opportunities with a focus on Indigenous, Newcomers, and Radicalized Canadians who speak English and/or French.

Client interactions will be consistent as per overall NWT Career Centre client service standards and approaches. All staff are informed by the Social Determinants of Health while accounting for areas including social exclusion, aboriginal status, gender, race and disability. The NWT Career Centre works with clients to connect dots across the spectrum of services offered while recognizing local indigenous worldviews.


Duties and Responsibilities:

With direction from the Manager, NWT Career Centre and working collaboratively with other Career Centre staff and community resources, the Skills Training Coordinator will;

  • Map current and future short-term skills training opportunities that exist physically in the NWT and online and link training with requirements of in-demand jobs in the NWT.
  • Develop training and educational pathways for clients to acquire relevant knowledge and skills linked to their career development plan;
  • Deliver and/or facilitate skills training that will enhance a client’s employability to meet unmet employer demand.

Training and Educational Pathway

  • work with the client and perform Skills for Success assessments in the areas of Digital, Reading, Writing, and Numeracy.
  • working with Career Coach and client to develop a training and educational pathway that compliments the career development plan.

Skills Training Obtainment

  • Based of the individualized training and educational pathway, facilitate the necessary short-term skills training, provide support and assist the client to obtain the relevant certifications.
  • In cases where more formal education is required e.g. high school diploma or college/university level courses, the Skills Training Coordinator will liase with the relevant authorities to ensure prerequisites, applications, funding etc. are completed.
  • Become certified to deliver SuperHost® and facilitate a suite of on-site training including but not limited; Food Safe, WHMIS, Workplace Safety. These will be delivered individuality or in small cohorts.

Mapping of skills training opportunities within the NWT both online and offline.

  • The mapping of available short-term training opportunities will include;
    • Environmental scan of organizations that produce and deliver both sector specific and transferable skills training
    • Database of contacts, courses, fees, dates, eligibilities, requirements.
  • Provide exceptional client service to hundreds of diverse clients in the NWT Career Centre from a variety of backgrounds, educational levels, literacy levels, skills and abilities.


Typically, the successful applicant will meet the following:

  • Experience as a Training Coordinator, Trainer, Training Facilitator, or similar role
  • Knowledge of learning management systems and web delivery tools
  • Complete full training cycles (assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate)
  • Experience with e-learning platforms
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments
  • Strong communication skills
  • Degree, diploma, or advanced certificate in Education, Training, HR or related field
  • Fluency in two or more NWT official languages is an asset

Equivalences will be considered.

Email, fax or drop off a resume/cover letter to the NWT Career Centre. Email: Fax: (867) 873-8792 or call (867) 873-8790.


About Us

We are located in Chief Drygeese territory. From time immemorial, it has been the traditional land of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, and more recently, the homeland of the North Slave Métis Alliance. We respect the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada.

NWT Career Centre

Clients accessing the Career Centre fall within one or more employability dimensions ranging from Career Exploration/Decision Making, Skills Enhancement, Job Search and Job Maintenance. Our mission is to provide a broad range of services to meet the needs of all of clientele, firmly rooted within a client-focused, holistic approach, encompassing the values of respect, helpfulness, honesty, empathy and open communication.


The Conseil de developpement économique des Territoires du Nord-Ouest (CDETNO) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote, stimulate and support economic development and employability of Francophones and Francophiles in the NWT. CDETNO is an employer that promotes fairness and equality, and offers a stimulating work environment, focused on accountability of each employee and lifelong learning where balance between work and life is important.

To learn more about CDETNO, visit

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