About Us 

At C. Douglas Institute of Learning (CDIL) we offer Career Technical Education training (CTE). Our Academic and Allied Healthcare Career Programs partner with health talent professionals, to offer education to students across various countries both within the caribbean region and internationally. Our focus is to encourage students in underrepresented areas to consider these careers as entryways into the healthcare profession, with many of our programs requiring as little as three months of training to less than 2 years. C. Douglas Institute of Learning employees have contributed to the success of the programs by accompanying the community engagement team to perform outreach. 

The Allied Healthcare Programs hopes to bring career education to more students across the region and increase the diversity of allied health professionals in the workforce. Our Academic core team focus is to encourage greater student outcomes with various local and regional standardized testing such as CXC, CSEC, SEA and the Common Entrance Exams among others. Within the CDI Learning System, our students achieve better outcomes and are more engaged in their programs, accountable for their success and independent in their approach to learning.

Three facets of the C. Douglas Institute of Learning:

Critical Learning – instructor-led one-on-one or small group learning via live video.

Facilitated Learning – instructor- and student-directed group learning via pre-recordings.

Independent Learning – student-directed solo learning

These areas are underpinned by research, theory and in-classroom testing. This method of learning is inline with best practices in adult education and helps our students successfully transition to post-secondary education, return to work or upgrade their skills. It also mimics the way adults interact in the workplace so that our educational environment mirrors that of a workplace. We promote interactive and meaningful discussion amongst our students utilizing course material, which results in deep-level processing and long-term retention.

We also have interactive inspirational and motivational lectures delivered by expert guest guest speakers. These speeches provide the students with the desire and confidence to pursue difficult goals to maximise their own potential and pursue the profession of their choice.

The mission of C. Douglas Institute is to meet the needs of students, communities, and employers by providing quality, focused programs of education in traditional, allied healthcare and career-related fields that will prepare students for scholastic assessments, and employment.

The following goals are integral to the mission of the C. Douglas Institute of Learning

  • To develop each student’s individual and professional growth, including written and interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving competencies. To develop each student’s professional attitude and an awareness of contemporary career practices through exposure to pragmatic course content.

  • To promote self-discipline and motivation so that students may enjoy success in their careers and in society.

  • To attract and retain effective and qualified instructors who are familiar with current medical and/or technical practices, and who motivate and develop students. To offer sound certificate, certificate, and continuing education science programs.

  • To maintain a dynamic organization that is responsible and responsive to its constituencies. To minimize economic disadvantages as a barrier to postsecondary education by providing financial aid services and by accepting students without regard to age, sex, religion, race, physical challenges, or economic or social background.

  • To assist graduates in finding positions for which they are trained.

In summary, CDIL strives to provide a well-rounded education that supports the development of the whole person. We are committed to creating a learning environment that nurtures critical thinking, innovation, and creativity while also providing practical application opportunities. We also partner with employers and community organizations to ensure that our programs meet workforce needs and that our graduates are job-ready. Ultimately, our mission is to transform lives through education and build stronger, healthier, and more vibrant communities.

Mission Statement

At C. Douglas Institute of Learning (CDIL), we envision a world where education is accessible and attainable for all, regardless of their socio-economic background. We aim to build communities through education by providing quality, focused programs that prepare students for their scholastic assessments and employment, while also instilling in them the values of critical thinking, lifelong learning, and community engagement. Our goal is to empower each student to be their best possible self, to excel in their chosen profession, and to contribute meaningfully to the economic and social development of their communities. We see a future where the diversity of our allied healthcare workforce reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, and where access to quality education is seen as a fundamental human right. At CDIL, we are committed to creating a brighter future for all - one student, one community, at a time.

Vision Statement

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