Community-based Learning Opportunities for Aboriginals, Winner, 2004: Connecting Women in Need with ICT Skills (2004)

iSisters Technology Mentoring Inc. is a charitable organization that works to empower women through technology by broadening their career options and access to information in a knowledge-based economy.

Founded in 2001 in Ottawa, Ontario, by a group of teachers who wanted to contribute to their community, iSisters partners with local non-profit organizations to build sustainable technology mentoring programs for targeted learners, especially women in need who would otherwise be unable to access or afford the programs.

One of iSisters’ partner organizations has been the Tungasuvvingat Inuit Community Centre, where a mentoring program was developed to focus on information and communications technology (ICT), employability skills, and lifelong learning.

Specifically, the program’s objectives are to provide technology learning opportunities for unemployed or underemployed Inuit women, with a strong focus on acquiring employability skills; provide a customized technology-based program for its non-profit partner that supports its mission of providing employment and training assistance; encourage lifelong learning and empower Inuit women with broader career opportunities through technological awareness; improve the self-esteem of the participants; and provide real-world experience and the opportunity to apply information and communications technology skills.

Many of the learners entering the program have little experience using the Internet or email. Most have not completed high school, and have difficulty communicating, orally and in writing, in English. Therefore, the program has to address literacy and basic skills upgrading needs.

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Alison Campbell. Community-based Learning Opportunities for Aboriginals, Winner, 2004: Connecting Women in Need with ICT Skills 2004. Web. 1 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/cblo_aboriginal_winner_2004/cblo_aboriginal_winner_2004.pdf>
Alison Campbell (2004). Community-based Learning Opportunities for Aboriginals, Winner, 2004: Connecting Women in Need with ICT Skills. Retrieved October 1, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/cblo_aboriginal_winner_2004/cblo_aboriginal_winner_2004.pdf
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