Targeted Training


Courses in the Targeted category vary from year to year. Training is designed to meet the direct needs of the municipalities.  The specific needs are identified through the MTO’s annual Training Needs Survey, a detailed analysis of previous years’ deliveries, and through direct requests from the municipalities themselves as the year progresses. Occasionally the MTO is asked to conduct training by a partner and should the partner contribute the entire costs of this training, the MTO will be able to accommodate the requests.

This categotry of training requires the flexibility to respond directly to the pulse of the community.  


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  1. Landfill Basics: natural attenuation landfills, leachate/surface water monitoring; equipment safety, care & maintenance; operational limitations; litter control; waste screening; cell construction & compaction; gate operations; monitoring
  2. Operations: determine if your landfill is really efficient; understand the best landfill management practices; tools that will help maximize your landfill’s capacity; cost control
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Municipal Solid Waste Management Phase 2 will take the participant further into the best practices of Landfill Mangement; Hazardous Waste Managment; Waste Segregations and storage methods, Occupational health and safery; Land Fill Fires ( causes, prevention and Emergency responses; and the NWB water License reporting requirements.

Participants will gain hands on experience on the this 3 day seminar, with spending 1 full day in a Land fill operation and working with consultants and community peers on best practices methods.

This seminar will involve three phases of training:

This course utilizes Technology and Geography to explore Spatial and Non-spatial questions such as:

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Database Management Systems (DBMS)
  • Geometrics
  • Earth Observation (Satellites)
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Surveying
  • Photogrammetry

GIS is about modeling and describing our world into two ways, either Spatial (Locational Data) or Non-Spatial (Attribute Data). City of Iqaluit, many departments of Government of Nunavut and Federal Government are known for using GIS.

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The 5 day Recreation Facility Operators Course will cover 3 basic needs for Facility grassroots workers.  The first is for Arena Maintenance including ice painting, the second component will be Life Cycle Risk Management, understanding the life cycle of your facility and identifying and dealing with risk issues, then it will finish up with a 2 day workshop on Supervisory Skills, where participants will understand managing yourself, managing work, managing people and managing situations.