Group For Northern Training

Year Published:  1981  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2362
Inactive/Defunct Organization
The Group for Northern Training (GNT) is dedicated to securing proper adult education and training facilities for the people of northern Saskatchewan.

Abstract:  The Group for Northern Training (GNT) is dedicated to securing proper adult education and training facilities for the people of northern Saskatchewan. It claims that the Blakeney government has the money to provide for such facilities and that putting enough support behind the issue would secure the necessary funds. The group's strategy is to encourage other groups and individuals to write the premier letters of support and concern over the issue, demanding from him some kind of reply.

Citing three reports that recommended the opening of a northern training institute GNT accuses the Saskatchewan government of not fulfilling its promises. GNT also maintains that public money is spent to subsidize big companies under the guise of training. Fears are that if present policy isn't re-oriented, the people of northern Saskatchewan would be left in the predicament of being "the last to get hired and the first to get laid off in their own home environment."

GNT advocates the opening of a northern training institute with facilities, machinery, instructional and student support. First priority areas are seen to be university programs (social work, pre-medicine, pre-law), vocational-technical programs (trades training, resources, nursing), and community programs (local government administration, business management, day care).

The goal of the group is sought after in the belief that "a skilled and educated workforce is needed to benefit everyone - workers themselves, their families and their communities, business and government."


This organization no longer exists.
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