The Inspire Arctic Accelerator (IAA) is an entrepreneurship and future skills-building program that offers training to youth aged 18-30, supporting them in achieving employment, entrepreneurship, and education. The program aims to address the challenge of supporting young Arctic Canadians facing barriers to employment through future skills related upskilling and entrepreneurial skills-building.
To do this, IAA provides a training model that ensures a culturally aligned, localized, sustainable approach, informed by local and national labour market information, and in collaboration with an ecosystem of local businesses, leaders, and entrepreneurs across Nunavut, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. With recent funding from ESDC to support IAA over a three-year period, Small Economy Works (SEW) has engaged SRDC to provide evaluation support and expertise, focusing on the first cohort of participants.
Specifically, SRDC will develop an evaluation plan in collaboration with SEW and local implementation staff, support SEW to develop any necessary data management system/infrastructure to support project evaluation, and report on any evaluation findings during the contract period.
Published: February 2022
Capability: Data Sciences - Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement
Policy Area: Adult Learning - Adult Training
Population: Youth - Indigenous Peoples