A celebration is being held today to mark the accomplishments of beneficiaries who have been accepted into the Bachelor of Social Work program.
19 beneficiaries have been accepted into the program which is being offered at the College of the North Atlantic in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
It is a joint effort between the Nunatsiavut Government and Memorial University’s School of Social Work.
The four-year program will reflect Inuit culture and values in the curriculum.
It will prepare the students for work both in and out of Inuit communities.
Once the participants are finished, they will return to Inuit communities for employment.
The program is being supported by the Nunatsiavut Government’s Post Secondary Student Support Program.
The celebration will be held at the Northern Cross Church from 1:30-4pm today.
In attendance will be the students and their families along with officials from the Nunatsiavut Government and Memorial University.
Inuit elders will also be on hand to mark the special occasion.