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Northern Futures: Learning a trade

Eric Lemelin fits a pipe during his plumbing and heating exam in Inukjuak. (Ainslie MacLellan)With a growing population, and the Plan Nord on the horizon, Nunavik is expected to see more new construction in the coming years. But teacher shortages in specialized programs in the North can be a barrier to young Inuit wanting to learn a trade.

As part of our Northern Futures series, Ainslie MacLellan drops in on a plumbing course at the adult education centre in Inukjuak, to hear about both the challenges and the rewards of pursuing an education in the North.

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