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

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

  • Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Post Secondary Education Application Package

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

  • Workplace Readiness Program ISET WPR Application

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

Partnered Projects

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