Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program (ISETP)

The Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISETP) Program is designed to help Indigenous people improve their skills and find employment. 

IRC assists enrolled beneficiaries of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement with Post Secondary Education through ISETP, the Inuvialuit Education Foundation (IEF) and the Inuit Post Secondary Education Strategy Program.  For IRC's Post Secondary Education Program Funding, you may contact Program Coordinator Merlyn Rogers 1 (867) 777-7091, email

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Education & Training staff also travel to ISR communities each spring to assist with applications and offer information.

ISET Post Secondary Education (PSE): View and Download an ISET PSE- Post Secondary Education Program Application Package

Post Secondary Education is one area under ISETP. The program has more components to offer education and career training:

ISET Workplace Readiness (WPR) Application Package

Recent and Current ISETP Initiatives

Examples of IRC Delivered Programs

IRC E-Learning Centres 

  • Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk Sunchild (10 students)
  • Apprenticeship Exam Preparation (two students)

IRC Training Centre

  • Mine Readiness Certified programs 

Inuvik Apprenticeship Tutor Program (three employers/three students)

Class 7 drivers licence preparation

  • All Inuvialuit Settlement Region communities 

Career Planning, Resume Preparation, Communication and Customer Service



Partners: Aurora College, GNWT ECE/ITI

  • Project: Tuktoyaktuk Building Trades Helper program

Partners: Aurora College, Gwich'in Tribal Council (GTC), Northwind Industries (NWI), Bob’s Welding, Grizzly Marine Services

  • Project: Master Limited Certificate and Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Certification


  • Project: Specialized Heavy Equipment training in Alberta

Partners: Kavik-Stantec

  • Project: Marine Mammal Observer training

Partners: Aurora College, GTC, Sahtu Dene Council, Tlicho Government

  • Project: Early Childhood Certificate Program 2015-16

Partners: E. Gruben Transport (EGT), GNWT ECE/DOT/ITI

  • Project: Specialized Heavy Equipment training (in development)

Partners: IRC, Inuvik Gas, EGT

  • Project: Wage subsidies (training on the job) for Inuvik Gas, IRC Craft Shop Manager and CDC/AHS Caregivers


If you have questions regarding the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Strategy Program, please contact:

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
Education and Training
107 Mackenzie Road
Bag Service #7
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Fax: (867) 777-4506
Merlyn Rogers
Program Coordinator 
Tel: (867) 777-7091

The main focus of IRC’s Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program (ISETP) agreement is to build partnerships to ensure beneficiaries have the opportunity to participate in and contribute to the economy by securing sustainable and meaningful employment. Contact IRC Education & Training staff for opportunities and follow the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Career Centre Facebook page.