Blog post written by Arctic 2013 alum Kassidy/Hovak Koaha Laube.
When I first heard about the Kitikmeot Trade Show Travel Grant I thought that this grant could give me some great opportunities to educate myself more about the business industry in Nunavut and the background to it. This opportunity would also give me the chance to meet business owners face to face and give me the chance to network with them, and to also find potential employers.
During the Trade Show I got the opportunity to meet a lot of great people who work in Nunavut’s business industry and how they came to be as a business and what they have to offer. I was also very fortunate to receive a couple job offers, from business owners, for my time off of school during the summer break and to meet a potential employer who was willing to hire me when I complete my Bachelor’s degree in accounting in the following years.
During my time at the Kitikmeot Trade Show, I also worked with the Kitikmeot Inuit Association’s Youth Trade Show program. Working with this program gave me the opportunity to mentor and work with high school students from every community in the Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region. With these students I was able to share my post-secondary, trade show and Students on Ice experiences.
I would like to thank Students on Ice for this amazing opportunity to travel to my hometown to attend the Kitikmeot Trade Show.