Oct 23, 2019
Dumont Technical Institute and the Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment have partnered to offer the Class 5 driver training program since May 2017. To date, eight programs have been offered in seven communities across Saskatchewan.
The Class 5 driver training program has been widely successful so far and is in the plans for the future as well. The program itself consists of a classroom portion that allows participants to gain their Class 7 learners licence, six hours of required practice driving with a qualified instructor, as well as Class 5 road exams when clients are eligible.
A total of 84 clients have enrolled in the driver training program. Of these, 75 clients have successfully completed the program and received a Class 7 learners licence or a Class 5 driver’s licence, depending on what each client needs. The Class 5 driver training program is removing barriers for our clients, which aids in the process of finding meaningful employment in the future. The Institute continues to see success with programs aimed at empowering clients and is encouraged by the progress made thus far.
There is currently a driver training program in progress in Prince Albert that began in March 2019. The program has 21 clients enrolled and it is anticipated that the clients will complete the necessary in-car driving by mid-May.
Another program is scheduled to begin in Regina in May. Recruitment has been strong so far and it is expected that the program will be filled by the start of May. We are in the initial stages of planning training at other locations for this coming up year (2019-2020). Currently Dumont Technical Institute and the Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment anticipate offering the Class 5 driver training program in three communities.