Government of Yukon

Education


2017

Education to roll out redesigned Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum
January 23, 2017 – Education in Yukon will move towards multi-disciplinary, applied skill development beginning in September 2017.


2016

Government of Yukon and Carcross/Tagish First Nation sign new education agreement
September 30, 2016 – Education agreements are now in effect with six Yukon First Nations to improve the learning outcomes of Yukon students.

Yukon students visit with animals to learn about conservation
September 21, 2016 – Yukon students will learn about protecting and conserving the natural world through a special live animal program.

Installation of biomass heating systems to create renewable energy opportunities
September 19, 2016 – Two requests for qualifications for biomass heating systems in two Yukon schools were issued today.

Premier presents Council of the Federation Literacy Award
September 19, 2016 – Premier Pasloski presented Audrey Lougheed with the Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

Daycares join schools in promoting healthy choices
August 31, 2016 – From the Ground Up celebrates its fifth year with the addition of daycares.

New regulation regarding admissions to French First Language schools passed
August 30, 2016 – Regulation allows delegated authority for admissions and recognizes Minister’s authority to evaluate admissions process.

Government of Yukon opens new service centre dedicated to youth
August 16, 2016 – New initiative to help youth navigate Yukon government services.

Government of Yukon and First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun sign new education agreement
August 3, 2016 – A new agreement with the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun outlines joint communication and participation on curriculum development, school programming and staffing.

New regulations for Yukon’s Student Financial Assistance Act
July 26, 2016 – New regulations bring Student Financial Assistance Act into effect.

Government of Yukon and Northern Vision Development sign workplace literacy program agreement
July 14, 2016 – Funding provides $80,000 through Employer-Sponsored Training program under the Canada-Yukon Job Fund.

Yukon’s Minister of Education attends pan-Canadian meeting of Education Ministers
July 11, 2016 – Yukon’s Minister of Education met with Education Ministers from Across Canada to collaborate.

Watson Lake students complete trades exploration pilot
June 9, 2016 – Students are graduating with hands-on experience in several different trades thanks to the Skills Exploration program.

Porter Creek Secondary School sport program promotes leadership
May 30, 2016 – Students are developing leadership, wellness and active living skills through sports and physical education.

Two Yukon teams at Destination Imagination Global Finals in Tennessee
May 27, 2016 – Thirteen students from two Yukon schools are showcasing their creative problem-solving skills against teams from 20 countries.

Minister of Education tables apprenticeship and tradespersons evaluation report
May 26, 2016 – Feedback on the evaluation was gathered from 175 participants through focus groups, interviews and an online and telephone survey.

New Student Financial Assistance Act granted assent
May 20, 2016 – New act replaces the former Student Financial Assistance Act and concludes a review process that begin in March of 2015.

Faro hosts its first rural experiential model
May 18, 2016 – For the first time, Faro is hosting 80 grade 7-8 students for a two-day rural experiential model session.

Government of Yukon and Yukon Francophone School Board make request to continue negotiations
May 16, 2016 – Negotiations of joint settlement committees to be extended until early July.

New proposed location for Francophone high school
May 10, 2016 – Parties agree on a more viable location for a new Francophone High School.

Government of Yukon takes action to improve social service delivery
May 4, 2016 – Changes will improve transition planning for youth with disabilities.

Canadian newcomers getting career-ready in accountant bridging program
April 28, 2016 – Program prepares individuals with a background in financial management for accounting and finance careers.

Yukon government sets new rules for movable soccer goals
April 27, 2016 – The new regulation sets safety standards for the safe use of movable soccer goals that weigh more than 18 kg.

Nominations now open for 2016 Council of the Federation Literacy Award
April 25, 2016 – Yukoners are encouraged to make nominations for the Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

Education Week celebrates the work of educational partners
April 25, 2016 – The theme ‘A Strong Team Builds Bright Futures’ will guide activities throughout the week.

Yukon government provides school supplies funding
April 19, 2016 – More than $500,000 will be provided to school councils to purchase supplies for students.

Yukon government extends funding for Practical Nurse diploma program to continue
April 14, 2016 – The deadline for applications to the Practical Nurse program is May 1.

Yukon College renovations scheduled for 2016
April 14, 2016 – These improvements will remedy known issues while addressing accessibility concerns.

Yukon government and YuWIN sign new funding agreement
April 14, 2016 – The new two-year agreement will support Yukon’s labour market and help transition employers to the Canada Job Bank.

Government of Yukon proposes amendments to the Students Financial Assistance Act
April 11, 2016 – Proposed amendments to the Students Financial Assistance Act will increase available funding by $376,000.

School program will enhance mental health services in Ross River and Faro
April 4, 2016 – Additional community counselling available as part of in-school education program.

Yukon government and YuWIN discuss proposed funding agreement
March 31, 2016 – The Department of Education is in discussions with YuWIN over its evolving role in service to the Yukon labour market.

Findings of French Second Language parent survey released
March 14, 2016 – Findings of a survey of Whitehorse parents will help guide decision-making about French Second Language programs.

Watson Lake students receive introduction to trades training
February 15, 2016 – Students are gaining hands-on experience in carpentry and other trades through the Skills Exploration program.

Yukon scores top marks on history report card
February 3, 2016 – The Canadian History Report Card gave Yukon an A-, among the country’s top scores, for its teaching of Canadian History.

Kindergarten pre-registration for Whitehorse schools begins soon
February 3, 2016 – Kindergarten pre-registration begins February 8, and a French Immersion parent information meeting will be held February 3.

New home of F.H. Collins Secondary School officially opened
January 14, 2016 – F.H. Collins hosted the grand opening ceremony for its new home on January 13.

Selkirk French immersion program to continue in 2016
January 12, 2016 – The new Early French Immersion program established at Selkirk Elementary School last year has been expanded to Grade 1.


2015

Yukon government to boost foreign-trained accountants' skills
December 16, 2015 – Yukon is offering a program to help internationally trained accountants prepare for working in the territory.

Closing celebration of F.H. Collins Secondary School’s old building planned for December 17
December 8, 2015 – The community is invited by students and staff to mark the closure of the school’s old building.

Rural Experiential Model in Dawson City draws 81 student participants
December 1, 2015 – Ancestral Technologies, First Nation Fine Art and Robotics among course options.

Franconnexion promotes the benefits of bilingualism to Yukon students
November 30, 2015 – French language students from four Yukon schools participating in sessions to encourage continued French education.

Apprenticeship and trades qualification programs reviewed
November 24, 2015 – The Department of Education is asking stakeholders for feedback.

Amendments to clarify the role of the Education Appeal Tribunal passed
November 19, 2015 – Minor amendments were made to clarify the original intent of the Education Act.

New agency opens to serve job seekers with disabilities
November 19, 2015 – A new agency to provide employment services to Yukoners with disabilities has officially opened.

Yukon government considers public input on Students Financial Assistance Act
November 17, 2015 – The Yukon government is reviewing public input on the Students Financial Assistance Act and considering updating the act.

Students on school trip to France return safely to Yukon
November 16, 2015 – Ten students and two staff members returned safely from trip to France over the weekend.

Government of Yukon and Kluane First Nation sign new education agreement
November 13, 2015 – The new agreement focuses on curriculum development, school programming and staffing on Kluane First Nation Traditional Territory.

Yukon’s Labour Market Information Portal launched
November 12, 2015 – Yukon government launches a website specifically designed to assist labour market-related research and career planning.

Yukon College to become Yukon University
November 4, 2015 – Yukon College’s transition to become a university is currently underway.

Amendments to the Education Act sought
October 27, 2015 – Minister introduces amendments to clarify role of Education Appeal Tribunal.

Residential school curriculum to be taught in all Yukon schools this year
October 21, 2015 – New unit focuses on the residential school experiences of Yukon First Nations students.

Ready to Work program supports tourism workers and employers
September 29, 2015 – Graduates of a tourism-focused program were celebrated at a ceremony last weekend.

New measures introduced to improve Yukon Nominee Program
September 28, 2015 – Measures introduced to the Yukon Nominee Program to improve transparency and accountability.

Department of Education to review information sharing protocols
September 22, 2015 – Information sharing arrangements will be reviewed following a potential data breach.

A statement by Minister Doug Graham on the settlement of Syrian refugees
September 17, 2015 – The Government of Yukon is committed to supporting community efforts to aid Syrian refugees.

Ross River students return to school
September 10, 2015 – Ministers host barbecue as students resume classes at Ross River School.

Elder receives award for contributions to Native language literacy
September 8, 2015 – Margaret Workman received the Council of the Federation Literacy Award today for her work on Native Languages.

French immersion Kindergarten class begins at Selkirk Elementary School
September 3, 2015 – A new French immersion Kindergarten class has begun at Selkirk Elementary School.

Promoting healthy choices while supporting Yukon schools and local agriculture
August 26, 2015 – Health and Social Services invites you to participate in From the Ground Up, a program that promotes healthy eating.

Car seat safety promoted at Back to School Safety Fair
August 19, 2015 – Yukon families are invited to a safety fair that promotes car seat and transportation safety.

Standard Bus Contracting to provide school bus service to Yukon
July 20, 2015 – The Yukon government is entering into a tentative contract with Standard Bus Contracting for school bus service.

Yukon Teachers’ Association and the Yukon government ratify new collective agreement
June 4, 2015 – The new collective agreement sets out yearly salary increases totaling five per cent over three years.

Yukon College and Whitehorse Correctional Centre renew education agreement
June 3, 2015 – Yukon College and Yukon’s Corrections Branch have signed a five year Memorandum of Understanding.

Summit on foreign qualification recognition held yesterday
May 27, 2015 – Department of Education’s public summit on foreign qualification recognition generates action item and new ideas for the north.

Nominations invited for 2015 Council of Federation Literacy Award
May 19, 2015 – The Council of the Federation is now inviting nominations for its 2015 Literacy Awards to recognize leaders in literacy across the country.

Whitehorse students celebrate French language education in talent show
May 13, 2015 – 400 secondary students took to the stage at the Yukon Arts Centre to celebrate Yukon Francophonie Day.

Google Apps for Education introduced at Christ the King Elementary School
May 4, 2015 – Christ the King Elementary School is the first Yukon school to begin using Google Apps for Education.

Technology, activities and more at an Education trade show booth this weekend
May 1, 2015 – Yukon Education hosting interactive booth at trade show, focused on WorkFutures career planning and school programs.

Week-long celebration of culture and hands-on learning at Mayo school
April 30, 2015 – J.V. Clark hosting culture week and mini-rural experiential model for students with Na-Cho Nyak Dun and Yukon College.

Second annual Yukon Robotics Challenge brings ’bots to life
April 30, 2015 – Approximately 90 students built Lego® Mindstorm robots for this year’s Yukon Robotics Challenge in Whitehorse.

Blended learning models expand to Ross River and Faro
April 27, 2015 – Ross River School and Del Van Gorder School in Faro introduce blended learning into classromms in 2015.

Watson Lake to host Rural Experiential Model for Yukon students
April 24, 2015 – Spring Rural Experiential Model to take place April 27 – May 1 in Watson Lake.

Education Week celebrated across Yukon
April 24, 2015 – Yukon Education Week taking place April 27 – May 1 with many events and open houses.

Yukon government selects provider of vocational services for people with disabilities
April 21, 2015 – Challenge Disability Resource Group to provide labour market participant services for persons with disabilities.

Students participate in 24-hour fast to raise awareness of global development issues
April 20, 2015 – 85 students participated in an initiative that raised awareness about global development.

Yukon schools to get new playground equipment
April 17, 2015 – Government is seeking contractors to install new playground equipment at eight Yukon schools.

Yukon government seeks furniture suppliers for F.H. Collins Secondary School
April 16, 2015 – Government is seeking a supplier for furniture at the new F.H. Collins school.

More than 560 students compete at wrestling tournament
April 15, 2014 – Yukon student athletes compete in annual wrestling tournament at Canada Games Centre.

New French immersion Kindergarten class added at Selkirk Elementary School
April 14, 2015 – Addition of new class to help reduce waitlist for French immersion kindergarten.

Yukon government funds new teaching positions for English language learners
April 14, 2015 – Seven new teaching positions will enhance the Department of Education’s support for English language learners.

Express Entry system will help Yukon employers better meet their labour needs
April 7, 2015 – A new, faster system is in place to process applications for skilled foreign workers to work and live in Yukon.

Mayo student wins Vimy Pilgrimage Award
April 1, 2015 – A Grade 10 student from Mayo is heading to Vimy, France, to learn about Canada's First World War effort.

Yukon delegation heading to International Summit on the Teaching Profession
March 27, 2015 – Yukon educators to attend International Summit on the Teaching Profession in Banff, Alberta, from March 29-30.

New deputy minister in the Department of Education
March 12, 2015 – Premier Darrell Pasloski announced today that Judy Arnold will be the acting deputy minister of Education.

More than 50 students compete at Destination Imagination Yukon
March 6, 2015 – More than 50 Yukon students participated in the third annual Destination Imagination Yukon tournament last weekend.

Anaphylaxis Canada’s new online course available for Yukon educators
March 4, 2015 – New bilingual online resource now available to Yukon educators from Anaphylaxis Canada.

Yukon government invites public input on Students Financial Assistance Act
February 26, 2015 – Yukoners will be consulted on the Students Financial Assistance Act as the Department of Education considers updates.

The Department of Education seeks provider of labour market services for persons with disabilities
February 25, 2015 – Department of Education issued an RFP for labour market participant services for persons with disabilities.

Department of Education selects new student information system
February 11, 2015 – With the current student information system set to be discontinued in 2016, the Department of Education will adopt a web-based system.

Whitehorse kindergarten registration begins February 9
February 5, 2015 – Whitehorse kindergarten registration begins on February 9. Whitehorse Elementary introduces a lottery for available French immersion class spots.

Classes resuming for some Ross River students as early as today
January 28, 2015 – Students to resume classes in temporary facilities in Ross River.

Watson Lake Secondary School principal named one of Canada’s top principals in 2015
January 28, 2015 – Jean Maclean of Watson Lake Secondary School is named by The Learning Partnership as one of Canada's Outstanding Principals.

The Government of Yukon signs job training agreement with Association franco-yukonnaise
January 21, 2015 – A new, three-year funding agreement with AFY for employment and skills training has been signed.

Closure of Ross River School
January 18, 2015 – The Ross River School is closed indefinitely, pending repairs to the school.

Yukon students discover diversity and opportunity in Canada
January 15, 2015 – Support is available for 26 Yukon students to participate in an experiential, national youth forum in Ottawa.

Youth Investment Fund supports winter sport and recreation projects
January 15, 2015 – The Youth Investment Fund is providing almost $22,000 to communities for winter sport and recreation projects.

Oil Burner Mechanic Program at Yukon College receives funding
January 13, 2015 – Yukon government support for the Oil Burner Mechanic Program at Yukon College will ensure more certified oil burner mechanics in Yukon.

Water and Wastewater Operator Program at Yukon College receives support
January 13, 2015 – Yukon government investing $150,000 in the Water and Wastewater Operator Program at Yukon College.

The Yukon government extends support for older workers
January 12, 2015 – Targeted Initiative for Older Workers received renewed three-year funding for training program.

Ross River School closure
January 9, 2015 – Students were sent home today as a safety precaution and the school will remain closed Monday, January 12.

Students encouraged to apply for STEP summer jobs
January 9, 2015 – University students can apply now for summer jobs that provide valuable work experience


2014

Child and Youth Advocate and the Yukon government sign advocacy protocol
December 23, 2014 – A new agreement helps to ensure that the Child and Youth Avocate can obtain information on behalf of its clients.

Yukon Excellence Award criteria changing to increase award value, broaden scope
December 19, 2014 – Yukon Excellent Award program increased award value and broadened the variety of eligible courses

Yukon students participate in We Day events in Vancouver
December 18, 2014 – Students from two Whitehorse schools travelled to Vancouver to celebrate social justice activities

New fall/winter experiential education program at Yukon Wildlife Preserve
December 16, 2014 – The first fall/winter experiential learning program at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve is now underway.

Yukon youth attend Canada’s History Forum in Ottawa
December 15, 2014 – Duncan Snooks’ and Maximilian Wanner’s video submissions into the Young Citizens program have won them a trip to Ottawa.

More students interested in CHAOS than ever before
November 27, 2014 – Unique opportunity for Grade 9 and 10 Yukon students through CHAOS experiential program.

F.H. Collins students host public Holocaust education event
November 6, 2014 – Holocaust survivor Robbie Waisman speaks to public as part of Holocaust Education Week at F.H. Collins on November 5.

Learning Together pre-school program expanded
October 28, 2014 – A new Learning Together program has opened at the Dusk'a Head Start Learning Centre.

Planning begins on Education reserve master plan
October 27, 2014 – The Education Reserve 850103 Planning Committee is exploring options for government-owned facilities and lands.

Yukon government and Yukon College announce first made-in-Yukon degree program
October 14, 2014 – Minister of Education Elaine Taylor and Yukon College Board of Governors Chair Paul Flaherty announced two new made-in-Yukon programs at Yukon College.

International travelling exhibit Anne Frank – A History for Today arrives in Yukon
October 10, 2014 – An acclaimed international travelling exhibit, Anne Frank – A History for Today is on display at a number of Yukon schools.

Dawson to host second rural experiential model for rural students
September 22, 2014 – Dawson City will host its second Rural Experiential Model from September 22 to 26, with students from 11 communities.

Government announces $6.3 million for Yukon Research Centre
September 18, 2014 – Government is investing $6.3 million in the Yukon Research Centre to continue and expand northern research and tech.

Yukon College Campus undergoing renovations
July 15, 2014 – Yukon College is set to receive security upgrades at the Ayamdigut campus and communications upgrades Yukon wide.

Yukon delegates at Pan-Canadian Skills Summit
July 10, 2014 – Yukon stakeholders join education and labour market ministers at pan-Canadian symposium in Charlottetown.

Territorial education ministers meet to discuss northern education
May 7, 2014 – Territories working together to support education across the North.

Campaign provides Internet safety information to youth
April 23, 2014 – New campaign promotes safe and responsible use of online technology and smartphones among youth.

More than 500 students compete at wrestling tournament
April 16, 2014 – Elementary student athletes from Whitehorse and rural community schools will compete in the YSAA wrestling tournament.

Government of Yukon commits long-term funding for the Northern Institute of Social Justice
April 16, 2014 – The Education department has committed to an additional six years of funding to the Northern Institute of Social Justice.

Porter Creek hosts Yukon Robotics Challenge
April 15, 2014 – The first Yukon Robotics Challenge will be held at Porter Creek Secondary School on Tuesday, April 15th.

School calendar options set for 2014 to 2016
April 1, 2014 – Education Minister Elaine Taylor has presented a three-year school calendar, with additional options for rural schools.

Leadership Education and Athletic Development launched at Porter Creek Secondary
February 20, 2014 – LEAD program will help students develop personal leadership, wellness and active living skills.

Court of Appeal delivers decision long awaited by CSFY and Yukon Education
February 11, 2014 – Yukon Court of Appeal has rendered a decision.


2013

School seismic mitigation program announced
November 4, 2013 – Next steps include reducing potential risks during an earthquake, and working with students and school staff.

Government of Yukon supports Yukon College planning initiatives
November 1, 2013 – Expanded land reserve for Yukon College will help its work towards meeting the needs of students, businesses and governments.

Government preparing to construct new school
October 31, 2013 – Public tender closes on December 12, 2013 for reconstruction of F.H. Collins Secondary School.

Premier announces additional funding for Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining
October 30, 2013 – Diversity of courses will increase and graduate students will have a venue to engage in research related to mining in the North.

Learning Together program expands to three additional schools
October 9, 2013 – More children sharing activities and learning with their parents and caregivers.

Focus on Early Years gathering being held in Whitehorse
October 2, 2013 – Early childhood conference underway.

New experiential education model premieres for rural students
September 26, 2013 – Students get hands-on training in Dawson City.

Skills training and labour market agreements focus of provincial-territorial meeting
September 24, 2013 – Minister at provincial and territorial labour market meeting in Toronto.

Sport pilot program launched at F.H. Collins Secondary School
September 12, 2013 – A sports program combining physical health and academic learning is piloted at F.H. Collins Secondary School.

Location chosen for new F.H. Collins school
August 1, 2013 – The newly designed school will be built over the existing track and soccer field.

Yukon Temporary Foreign Worker Program to be launched as a one year pilot
July 24, 2013 – On August 1 the Government of Yukon will launch a one-year pilot of the Yukon Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

Oil burner mechanic journeyperson certification announced
July 19, 2013 – Oil Burning Mechanic Journeyperson certification and apprenticeship program will be offered through Yukon Education and Yukon College in anticipation of new industry regulations.

Government of Yukon signs landmark education agreement with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in
July 11, 2013 – The 17.7 Education Agreement creates a partnership in developing education curricula and programs in the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory.

Expansion of city transit pilot project
June 20, 2013 – The student transit pass program will run for the full 2013-14 school year and be open to more students.

Yukon government passes legislation on movable soccer goals
May 14, 2013 – Legislation allows the Government of Yukon to work with user and stakeholder groups to develop regulations that will apply to movable soccer goals.

Five-year busing contracts awarded
May 2, 2013 – Watson Lake Bus Lines Co. Ltd. – also known as Takhini Transport – has been awarded five-year school busing contracts for urban and rural Yukon.

WorkFutures website to assist Yukoners with career planning and job search
April 16, 2013 – A new website that provides detailed information about the top 100 in-demand careers in Yukon was launched today.

Yukon First Nations social studies units to be required in schools
April 15, 2013 – Yukon First Nations social studies units will become part of the required curriculum for all Grade 5 classes beginning in the 2013/14 school year.

Yukon Education Week 2013 will celebrate ‘Every Student, Every Day’
April 12, 2013 – The importance of lifelong learning will be highlighted as the territory celebrates Education Week from April 15 to 19.

Amendments to Education Act passed to improve student success
April 10, 2013 – An Act to Amend the Education Act was approved in the Yukon Legislative Assembly today.

Grade 4 Yukon student publishes e-book based on experiences in Panama
April 9, 2013 – Grade 4 student Maible Matrishon has written, photographed and self-published an e-book based on her experiences living on an island near Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Discussions to begin on possibility of French First Language school at site of new F.H. Collins
April 4, 2013 – French school would be connected to F.H. Collins core facilities

Yukon government to amend the Education Act
March 25, 2013 – The amendments will increase the number of hours in a school year and allow school council elections to occur prior to the beginning of the school year.

Yukon government tables legislation on movable soccer goals
March 25, 2013 – Today the Yukon government tabled legislation on the safe use of movable soccer goals.

Yukon Education and CanNor provide $1.8 million for a mobile trades trailer
March 14, 2013 – Mobile trades training lab will soon be in communities.

F.H. Collins proceeds with new design concept
March 11, 2013 – Government will pursue a new, campus-style design concept for the replacement of F.H. Collins Secondary School.

Education minister sets options for the 2013/14 school calendar
February 28, 2013 – Two flexible school calendar options provided to balance local considerations with academic performance goals.

Teen Parent Centre students will receive drivers’ education training
February 26, 2013 – This spring students at the Teen Parent Centre will have access to a drivers' education program thatnks to collaborative funding by Yukon Education and local organizations.

Celebrating Safer Internet Day with proactive steps to ensure safety of children
February 5, 2013 – The Yukon government and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection are taking steps to improve online safety for children.


2012

Temporary gymnasium planned for F.H. Collins during school construction
December 19, 2012 – F.H. Collins students will have a temporary gymnasium on-site beginning in fall 2013 if a successful bid on the project is awarded next month.

New Horizons summit to tackle literacy issues in Yukon
November 30, 2012 – Yukon literacy stakeholders will converge in Whitehorse next week with the aim of working together to build a strategy to strengthen literacy in Yukon during the New Horizons Education Summit: A Focus on Literacy.

Secondary school students to ride city transit in expanded pilot project
November 14, 2012 – Students will be given free transit passes from December to June.

Geoexchange energy to heat new F.H. Collins Secondary School
November 1, 2012 – The Government of Yukon is moving ahead with plans to heat the new F.H. Collins Secondary School with a geoexchange heating system that will decrease the school’s carbon footprint and significantly reduce annual energy costs.

Yukon government takes steps to enhance safety of oil-fired appliances
October 25, 2012 – Oil-fired appliances will soon be safer in Yukon as government takes action on changes.

Yukon and Alaska sign collaboration agreement
October 11, 2012 – The governments of Yukon and Alaska, along with Yukon College and the University of Alaska, signed a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) today in Juneau to promote mutual cooperation in industrial and mine training.

Commissioner embarks on Diamond Jubilee community tour
October 10, 2012 – The Commissioner of Yukon will visit Grade 5 and 6 students to talk about the role of the monarchy and present Diamond Jubilee medals.

School of Visual Arts receives continued support
September 19, 2012 – Education Minister Scott Kent has announced a further three years of funding for Yukon’s School of Visual Arts.

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Elder receives literacy award for revitalizing Hän language
September 7, 2012 – Doris Roberts has been presented with the Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

F.H. Collins Secondary School phase two work to begin in August
July 31, 2012 – Work is about to begin on Phase 2 site work on the F.H. Collins Secondary School replacement project

Yukon government responds to tragic death in Watson Lake
July 6, 2012 – Education Minister Scott Kent is expressing condolences to everyone affected by the recent tragedy in Watson Lake.

Progress continues on F.H. Collins Secondary School replacement project
June 21, 2012 – Progress is continuing on the replacement of F.H.Collins Secondary School.

Yukon government renews funding for the Educational Assistant certificate program
May 31, 2012 – Funding for the Educational Assistant certificate program has been renewed by Education for a further three years.

Victoria Gold and Yukon government partner on student attendance project
May 8, 2012 – Victoria Gold and the Department of Education are partnering to support student attendance.

Training to help Pelly/Carmacks residents benefit from economic growth
April 24, 2012 – The Pelly/Carmacks Training Fund will support training for residents of the region and help community members take advantage of local opportunities.

Education Week celebrations taking place across Yukon
April 13, 2012 – Schools, community organizations and First Nations across Yukon are celebrating innovation – both inside and outside the classroom – during Education Week 2012

Family Literacy Centre receives helping hand from Yukon government
March 29, 2012 – The Yukon government will be providing $200,000 for the Family Literacy Centre to continue operating for another year while it seeks long-term funding.

Community Training Fund fosters skills for Ross River
March 14, 2012 – A driver training program will provide skills to residents in the Ross River area to meet labour market needs in the region.

Yukon provides research, innovation and commercialization certainty through funding
March 12, 2012 – The Yukon Research Centre and the Yukon Cold Climate Innovation Centre are receiving funding from Department of Education and the Department of Economic Development respectively.

Yukoner is a world leader in promoting skills
March 5, 2012 – Stephanie Churchill has been elected official delegate for WorldSkills.

Government announces fund to support training for local businesses
March 2, 2012 – A training fund has been established to help local businesses access training and development opportunities for staff.

Licensed Practical Nurse program funding extended
February 9, 2012 – The Licensed Practical Nurse program funding at Yukon College has been extended to 2016.


2011

High school students to attend Yukon College through new pilot program
December 2, 2011 – Yukon high school students are now able to get a head start on their post-secondary education by taking a course at Yukon College.

Young women gathering to explore trades and technology at career fair
November 18, 2011 – Grade 8 girls from across Yukon will get their first opportunity to experience what a career in the trades and technology sector would be like at the Young Women Exploring Trades Career Fair.

Individual Learning Centre offers new pre-employment program for Yukon youth
September 9, 2011 – New pre-employment program will provide new opportunities for youth

Council of the Federation Literacy Award presented to deserving Yukoner
September 8, 2011 – Literacy advocate Claire Derome is one of 13 Canadians to receive the 2011 Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

Department of Education announces further funding for Bridges program
September 2, 2011 – Bridges Café in Shipyards park, has received another year of funding from Advanced Education.

Preliminary site preparation announced for new F.H. Collins Secondary School
August 31, 2011 – Preliminary site preparation for the new F.H.Collins Secondary School construction project has begun.

Yukon College opens new community campuses
August 29, 2011 – Two brand new Yukon College campuses - one in Pelly Crossing, and one in Dawson City - are being opened with a ribbon cutting ceremonies attended by federal, territorial and college representatives.

Yukon student heading on Arctic expedition
July 20, 2011 – Vanier Catholic Secondary School student departs July 22 for an Arctic expedition with Students on Ice.

Individual Learning Centre celebrates 150 graduates
June 29, 2011 – Flexible hours, part-time study, and opportunities to study at home are features of ILC that help students achieve graduation.

Youth Employment Centre opens
April 15, 2011 – Yukon youth will have a new resource to assist them in discovering their career options.

Education Week celebrations taking place across Yukon
April 8, 2011 – Education week festivities will be underway across Yukon from April 11 to 15. See the calendar of events in newspapers or visit the Department of Education website for information on what's happening.

Labour Market Framework strategies released
February 11, 2011 – Strategies to implement the five pillars of the Labour Market Framework are being released.

Canadian delegation to attend Education World Forum
January 7, 2011 – Education leaders from around the globe will share information and work toward solutions at the World Education Forum, under the theme Education for Economic Success.


2010

Cultural Industries Training Fund reinstated
November 12, 2010 – Artists, musicians and people working in cultural industries will once again be able to apply for financial support under the Cultural Industries Training Fund.

First Nations Language Proficiency program celebrates its first graduates
November 3, 2010 – Seven Yukon educators are celebratingthe completion of their Yukon First Nation Language Proficiency Program, which enhances their ability to deliver First Nations language programming to Yukon schools.

$1.4 million to be invested in Yukon through Labour Market Agreement
October 7, 2010 – $1.4 million will fund numerous Yukon projects as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

Premier presents Carcross educator with national literacy award
September 8, 2010 – Premier Dennis Fentie presents the Council of the Federation Literacy Award to Eleanor Millard.

Yukon students awarded scholarships to prestigious college
August 27, 2010 – Two Yukon students will be heading to Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific in Victoria as scholarship recipients.

Funding announced to help persons with disabilities get jobs
August 11, 2010 – New funding for the Yukon Council on Disability will help Yukoners with disabilities get jobs.

Construction and training project in Carcross receives funding
June 30, 2010 – An innovative training project will result in a new tourist facility for Carcross.

New subsidy program to help Yukoners get jobs
June 4, 2010 – A new program has started to help find jobs for Yukoners who have been unemployed for a long time or who are having difficulties entering the workforce.

Early learning project prepares children for kindergarten
May 25, 2010 – Young students are preparing for kindergarten in a new program in which the children and their caregivers attend classes together at Selkirk Elementary School.

Team Yukon heads to Waterloo, Ontario, for National Skills Competition
May 18, 2010 – A team of 23 Yukon youth are competing for the chance to be the best in their field and to qualify for the 2011 world chapionships.

Takhini Elementary and single gender classes move beyond pilot project
May 13, 2010 – School to implement unique program to foster positive change.

Architect named for design of new F.H. Collins Secondary School
April 21, 2010 – A new F.H. Collins Secondary School is one step closer to reality with the naming of an architectural firm to design the school.

Stepping into Kindergarten to help children start school
April 16, 2010 – Kindergarten registration ends April 26. Students will receive welcome packages at orientation.

Partnerships featured in Education Week celebrations
April 9, 2010 – Yukoners across the territory will have the chance to celebrate education through a week of education-related activities, April 12-16.

Equitable, predictable and sustainable staffing for Yukon schools
April 8, 2010 – The Department of Education has developed a revised formula to identify the staffing requirements for Yukon schools.

Funding for innovative projects to help students learn
April 1, 2010 – Innovative projects supporting student success received $75,000 worth of funding distributed among 17 Yukon schools as part of the first annual Leaders in Education / Innovation Fund awards.

Students recognize teachers for making a difference
March 23, 2010 – Teachers will have their time to shine when students get an opportunity to write their educators' "report cards".

Advanced Education offers youth a STEP up
January 20, 2010 – Yukon post-secondary students and employers to benefit from enhancements to STEP.

Youth starting new year with new jobs
January 6, 2010 – Eighteen Whitehorse youths will get job experience thanks to a new program that is helping employers with wage costs.


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