Oct 23, 2019
Posted in: HETT
There are certain milestones in every program that are generally celebrated. Be it the graduation of the first cohort of students, the achievement of a decade of programming, or a student achieving perfect attendance in a program. There is always cause to celebrate success in what is achieved.
This year marks a new milestone in the Dumont Technical Institute’s Heavy Equipment Truck and Transport (HETT) program in Prince Albert. With the generous support of both of our primary program partners – the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure and Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment, Dumont Technical Institute was able to procure and purchase the equipment necessary to run a Full Certificate HETT program, rather than our existing Applied Certificate program.
For over a dozen years, Dumont Technical Institute has, in partnership with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure and Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment, offered the six month Applied Certificate HETT program in Prince Albert. This program was considered to be an Apprenticeship Level 1 pre-employment program, having students complete training and earning hours towards their Level 1 requirements.
With the addition of new training equipment and the continued commitment of the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure and Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment, Dumont Technical Institute will now be offering a Full Certificate program in Prince Albert. The new 10-month program will provide both Level 1 and Level 2 Apprenticeship training equivalency for students, allowing them to complete training, commence employment, and not have to go back for leveled training until their third year.
One of the key additions to Dumont Technical Institute’s training roster that allowed for the transition to a Full- Certificate program was the purchasing of a new skid-steer. With a sizeable financial contribution by Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment, Dumont Technical Institute purchased, restored, and enhanced for training a 2011 Takeuchi TL230 Series 2 skid-steer. This skid-steer has several unique properties that make it ideal for training, including easy access to vital systems, and a track system that mirrors much larger pieces of equipment.
This indispensable equipment will serve our students for years to come, and will be an invaluable tool in enabling the students to reach their career and academic goals.
On behalf of Dumont Technical Institute and the Heavy Equipment Truck and Transport program, I would like to express a heartfelt appreciation to Gabriel Dumont Institute Training and Employment and the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure for their commitment, continued support, and partnership. As we have noticed over the years, effective partnerships make for better programming.