Dec 10, 2019
Posted in: Training and Employment
Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment (GDI T&E), in partnership with Dumont Technical Institute (DTI), has begun another programming year with a successful Class 5 Driver Training Program. This program provides students the opportunity to gain their Class 7 Learner’s License and/or their Class 5 Driver’s License. Having a Driver’s License is oftentimes a key component for employability and can be a barrier for clients who do not have one.
By providing the Class 5 Driver Training Program, GDI T&E and DTI are giving each student an opportunity to reach their goals of obtaining a Class 5 Driver’s License. So far this year, the Driver Training Program has been delivered in Buffalo Narrows and Weyakwin, Saskatchewan. The Buffalo Narrows students had to complete the six hours of in-class instruction, the six hours of practical in-car instruction along with writing/driving their examination(s). The Weyakwin Class 5 Driver Training Program began at the end of October and runs through November. The instruction for each of the programs follows the Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s (SGI) requirements and the Buffalo Narrows and Weyakwin tests are also administered by SGI.
The students from the Buffalo Narrows Class 5 Driver Training Program had excellent results, with 86% of the students passing their Class 7 Learner Exams, and 80% of the students completing the necessary requirements of the program. GDI T&E and DTI are looking forward to another successful program year for the Class 5 Driver Training Program.
By Ashley Goy