The City of Dauphin is actively working to develop the structures and institutions necessary to build a vibrant and sustainable community. Recognizing that rural students and their families must often incur significant costs when pursuing a post-secondary education, and realizing that an educated citizenry is a central ingredient to ensure economic growth and social well being, the City launched its Post-Secondary Education Initiative in November 2011. The Initiative’s mandate is to work with post-secondary providers and provincial funders to expand and strengthen Dauphin’s post-secondary options.
Stakeholder consultation has identified several priority areas for post-secondary development:
▪ a permanent Practical Nurse program; ▪ teacher training; ▪ social work training; ▪ expanded trades programming; ▪ university 1 and 2 courses with face-to-face instruction.
Developments to Date:
▪ A Dauphin cohort of University of Manitoba’s Distance Delivery Bachelor of Social Work commenced in January 2013. 48 students enrolled and are participating in the program, making the cohort one of the most successful rural BSW programs to date!
▪ Assiniboine Community College announced that the Practical Nursing program will finally be permanent at the Parkland Campus in Dauphin.
▪ The City of Dauphin partnered with Brandon University on a two year pilot delivery of first year university courses by in-person delivery in Dauphin.
Questions or Comments?
If you would like to know more about the Post-Secondary Education Initiative or if you have any comments, please contact the Economic Development Office.