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DTI Enthusiastic About New School Year

Sep 2, 2016

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By Claudette Moran

The month of September means one main thing: the beginning of a new school year. The reminders are on the fliers, television, and radio. At Dumont Technical Institute, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome the instructors and staff back from their summer holidays. We express a special welcome to the new employees who have recently joined our Dumont Technical Institute family.

Looking back, 2015-2016 was a very successful school year. Over 230 Dumont Technical Institute Adult Basic Education students and another 226 students our skills training programs across Saskatchewan completed their programs.

Further, Dumont Technical Institute partnered with GDI Training and Employment to deliver a General Educational Development (GED)-Apprenticeship program in Prince Albert. Eighteen students completed the program. As well, our partnership with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice was on its second year during 2015-2016 year. It was another remarkable school year as 130 students successfully completed the program. Under the partnership, Dumont Technical Institute delivers programs at the province’s correctional facilities.

As we begin the 2016-2017 school year, it is estimated that Dumont Technical Institute will offer 14 Adult Basic Education programs and 16 skills training programs at various centres across the province. Among the new developments this year is that Dumont Technical Institute will be offering an Adult Basic Education Level 4 (Adult 12) program in La Loche for the first time. The program is already full to capacity before classes begin. These are exciting times for Dumont Technical Institute programming in La Loche.

Also during 2016-2017, the Practical Nursing program in Regina will hold a graduation ceremony, and a cohort of new students will start their two-year nursing program in January 2017.

Due to the hard work, dedication, and optimism of Dumont Technical Institute staff, we are confident that this year will be another successful year. Good luck and above all have fun!!

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