Oct 31, 2017
Posted in: skills
By Bonnie Hrycuik
Dumont Technical Institute has recently partnered with GDI Training and Employment to roll out a multi-year pilot project for the delivery of Class 5 driver training program. GDI Training and Employment provided the vehicle for the program to give our students the opportunity to practice their driving. As required by the Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), students will have both class instruction and practical instruction by certified driver training instructors. Initial training which was held in Saskatoon was very successful with 80% tested individuals passing on first attempt.
The driver training program is currently being offered in Meadow Lake to students attending the trades-focused General Education Development (GED) program and GDI Training and Employment clients. Plans are underway to offer the Driver Training Program in northern Saskatchewan beginning early 2018.
Since its founding in 1992, Dumont Technical Institute has endeavoured to enhance the labour market responsiveness of its training programs. As the adult basic education (ABE) and skills training arm of Gabriel Dumont Institute, Dumont Technical Institute (DTI) has recorded steady enrolment growth over the past few years.
Between 2013 and 2015, the total ABE enrolment was 1,242 (390 in 2013, 410 in 2014, and 442 in 2015). DTI also partnered with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice to offer offender employment program to 244 Indigenous inmates during 2014 and 2015. As well, skill straining enrolment was 806 during the period between 2013 and 2015.