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Business Certificate Program Up and Running in Pinehouse

Sep 19, 2017

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By Dylan Pelletier

Dumont Technical Institute is proud to be offering a Business Certificate program in the Northern Village of Pinehouse. This is a one year Saskatchewan Polytechnic program. Graduates will have the option to transfer their credits to a 2-year Business diploma program or a 4-year Business degree.

A total of 15 students are attending a bridging program that commenced on August 14. The three week program will help the students improve their skills in Math and English prior to the start of the full program in September 5. Dumont Technical Institute is pleased to have Sherry Markham teaching the bridging program. Sherry has worked for Dumont Technical Institute in Pinehouse for the past several years and has mainly taught Adult Basic Education during that time.

The Business Certificate program will begin on September 5, 2017. We will welcome 20 local Indigenous students into the program. Dumont Technical Institute is very happy to have recruited two qualified instructors for the program. Raj Joshi will be teaching Accounting, Computers, and Business Law; while Randy Natomagan will be teaching Economics, Business Communications, Organizational Behaviour, Marketing, Business Mathematics, and Human Resources. Randy is an Indigenous person originally from Pinehouse.

Much praise must go to our local partners in Pinehouse, especially Reyna Natomagan and Walter Smith. They have worked extremely hard on behalf of the students. A large amount of the credit for getting this program off the ground must go to them. Marina Morin of Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment has also worked very hard to help get the students funding. Thank you Reyna, Walter, and Marina.

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