Archive for November, 2011

Vessel Maintenance

Posted on: November 4th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Course Description:

Most damage to vessels occurs while they are on land. This course will provide students with some basic knowledge and necessary skills to enable them to maintain their vessel during haul-outs.

Course Dates:

TBA

Fishing Methods

Posted on: November 4th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Course Description:

This course will provide students with an overview of various methods and vessels involved in commercial fisheries. It will include discussions of basic fish behaviour, conservation innovations and issues, as well as fishing and gear regulations.

Course Dates:

There will be one offering of this course in Iqaluit, tentatively scheduled for December 2009. Contact the NFTC office for more information.

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point/Quality Management

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Course Description:

These courses are designed to give students an understanding of quality control and food safety systems that exist in federally registered fish processing establishments. It is intended for higher level staff and floor managers and will be held in Iqaluit.

Course Dates:

Tentatively scheduled for March 2010.

At Sea Fish Handling

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Course Description:

Quality is everything when it comes to seafood. This course will give students an introduction to proper fish handling and holding techniques. It will cover basic fish biology, onboard sanitation and hygiene, and ways to prevent spoilage.

Course Dates:

Two offerings will occur in the winter of 2010. We plan on offering this course outside of Iqaluit. Please contact our office for further details.

Net Construction and Repair

Posted on: November 4th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Course Description:

This course will teach the fundamentals of gill-net design and construction. Students will be shown all necessary steps in the construction such as knots and hitches for securing lines, weights and floats; how to knit twine for various mesh sizes; and how to repair torn and holed nets and trawls.

Course Dates:

One course will be held in February in Cambridge Bay for Nunavut beneficiaries residing in the Kitikmeot region. If you are interested, please contact NFTC. The other course will be held in a community in the Kivalliq for Nunavut beneficiaries residing in that region. Please contact NFTC for more information.

Navigation and Chartwork

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Course Description:

Students will gain a basic understanding of nautical charts and related terms. They will be taught how to plot position and course, how to use a compass and take bearings and they will be introduced to the Canadian Buoyage System. They will also be introduced to electronic aids to navigation such as radar and GPS.

Course Dates:

We plan on offering this course in late February 2010. All interested Nunavut beneficiaries are encouraged to apply. NFTC will cover transportation to Iqaluit and accommodation for this course.

Deckhand (Introductory Pre-Sea Course)

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Course Description:

This course provides students with the basic requirement to begin working on the offshore shrimp and turbot fisheries. It covers basic seamanship and safe working practices, first aid and Marine Emergency Duties training. It is meant to get students into entry level positions in Nunavut’s growing offshore fisheries.

Course Dates:

There will be two offerings of this course, one in November and one early in 2010. Both will be held in Iqaluit. NFTC encourages Nunavut beneficiaries from all across the territory to apply. Transportation to Iqaluit and accommodations will be provided by NFTC.

Small Vessel Operator Proficiency

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Course Description:

This course will provide basic safety training for small, inshore commercial vessel crews. It includes First-Aid training, Radio Operator certification, Marine Emergency Duty training and an introduction to stability and vessel design.

If you are an inshore commercial fisher, outfitter or guide you may require this training. For more information, please contact Michael Walsh at mwalsh@nftconsortium.ca
or (867) 979-7848.

Course Dates:

These courses are held on a community-by-community basis. The schedule is developed in conjunction with community organizations. If you are interested, please contact us for more information. We anticipate holding these courses in all three regions.

How do I apply?

Posted on: November 3rd, 2011 by admin No Comments

You can apply online. Or, ask your local Hunters and Trappers Organization and your Nunavut Arctic College Adult Educator for an application. If you are in Iqaluit, stop by our office at Building 208 (the Hunters and Trappers building, beside the museum).

When do courses start?

Posted on: November 3rd, 2011 by admin No Comments

Courses start at various times of the year, but are generally held in the fall and winter. Keep checking the website for upcoming courses. NFTC also informs each community’s Hunters and Trappers Organization and the Nunavut Arctic College Adult Educator prior to the start of a course. You will also see ads in the paper or on the local cable channel.