Click for our Staff Directory and Contact Information

Mr. Doiron - sidoiron@cbe.ab.ca

Ms. Manning - ilmanning@cbe.ab.ca

Ms. Nestrovich - mnnestrovich@cbe.ab.ca


While we are away on self-isolation, the CTF and Fine Arts team will be delivering optional content including recipes, music, art and wellness activities. You can find all of this content on our Google Classroom. The link to the classroom can be found on D2L, or by going to https://classroom.google.ca/ggymmzv/ 

We at the CTF team miss all of our students immensely and look forward to hearing from you!



At Dr. Martha Cohen we have embraced Alberta Education’s vision and mandate around Career and Technology Foundations (CTF). We believe that middle level students should all have a variety of experiences to draw upon as they grow and develop. Each student will work through a number of modules with CTF teachers throughout the year developing skills that can be built upon year after year. CTF is every day for grade 5 and 6, exposing them to a large variety of opportunities. In grades 7 to 9 CTF is every other day, balanced by options on the days without CTF.

Grade 5

At DMC CTF is an extension of the core classes. During this time students will be working on projects that have been inspired in their core classes. This time presents them with the opportunity to go beyond what they can do at the classroom level. They will have access to the construction lab, the art room, the foods lab and technology spaces to enhance and extend their learning. Each grade team plans the projects with student needs at the forefront. They work closely with our CTF experts to design projects that are engaging and authentic.

Grade 6

At DMC CTF is an extension of the core classes. During this time students will be working on projects that have been inspired in their core classes. This time presents them with the opportunity to go beyond what they can do at the classroom level. They will have access to the construction lab, the art rom, the foods lab and technology spaces to enhance and extend their learning. Each grade team plans the projects with student need at the forefront. They work closely with our CTF experts to design projects that are engaging and authentic.

Grade 7

Students are participating in their selected areas of focus in our complimentary options courses. Options this year include:

  • Art

  • Band

  • Construction

  • Design Studies

  • Foods

  • Leadership

  • Outdoor Education

Each area of focus will introduce students to the basic concepts of the many careers, knowledges and skills necessary to be successful in their field.

In CTF, the students will rotate through six units focused around Canadian identity.  The modules that are being offered are:

  1. Art: Mixed media landscapes

  2. Business/Marketing: Canadian Dragon’s Den

  3. Printmaking: Linocut prints in the style of Haida wood block carvings

  4. Design Studies: STEAM/Rube Goldberg Machines

  5. Marketing: Designing and presenting a marketing campaign

  6. Foods: Canadian cuisine

  7. Architecture and Landscape Design: Designing a model playground

Grade 8

Students are participating in their selected areas of focus in our complimentary options courses. Options this semester include:

  • Art

  • Band

  • Construction

  • Design Studies

  • Foods

  • Leadership

  • Outdoor Education

Each area of focus will introduce students to the basic concepts of the many careers, knowledges and skills necessary to be successful in their field.

In CTF, the students will rotate through five units focused around world views.  The modules that are being offered are:

  1. Construction: Designing dwelling in response to a climate

  2. Design: Graphic Design 

  3. Drama: Rehearsing and performing a Commedia dell'arte play

  4. Art: Designing and creating Commedia dell'arte masks

  5. Art: Perspective art

  6. Foods: Superfoods

Grade 9

Students are participating in their selected areas of focus in our complimentary options courses. Options this semester include:

  • Art

  • Band

  • Construction

  • Design Studies

  • Foods

  • Leadership

  • Outdoor Education

Each area of focus will introduce students to the basic concepts of the many careers, knowledges and skills necessary to be successful in their field.

In CTF, the students will rotate through five units focused around environmental chemistry.  The modules that are being offered are:

  1. Foods: Food waste and being creative with left overs

  2. Marketing:  Marketing and selling a product

  3. Construction: Design and building with reclaimed materials

  4. Sewing: Operating and up-cycling with a sewing machine

  5. 3D Design: Designing and Prototyping with the 3D Printer

Career & Technology

Click for our Staff Directory and Contact Information

Mr. Doiron - sidoiron@cbe.ab.ca

Ms. Manning - ilmanning@cbe.ab.ca

Ms. Nestrovich - mnnestrovich@cbe.ab.ca


While we are away on self-isolation, the CTF and Fine Arts team will be delivering optional content including recipes, music, art and wellness activities. You can find all of this content on our Google Classroom. The link to the classroom can be found on D2L, or by going to https://classroom.google.ca/ggymmzv/ 

We at the CTF team miss all of our students immensely and look forward to hearing from you!



At Dr. Martha Cohen we have embraced Alberta Education’s vision and mandate around Career and Technology Foundations (CTF). We believe that middle level students should all have a variety of experiences to draw upon as they grow and develop. Each student will work through a number of modules with CTF teachers throughout the year developing skills that can be built upon year after year. CTF is every day for grade 5 and 6, exposing them to a large variety of opportunities. In grades 7 to 9 CTF is every other day, balanced by options on the days without CTF.

Grade 5

At DMC CTF is an extension of the core classes. During this time students will be working on projects that have been inspired in their core classes. This time presents them with the opportunity to go beyond what they can do at the classroom level. They will have access to the construction lab, the art room, the foods lab and technology spaces to enhance and extend their learning. Each grade team plans the projects with student needs at the forefront. They work closely with our CTF experts to design projects that are engaging and authentic.

Grade 6

At DMC CTF is an extension of the core classes. During this time students will be working on projects that have been inspired in their core classes. This time presents them with the opportunity to go beyond what they can do at the classroom level. They will have access to the construction lab, the art rom, the foods lab and technology spaces to enhance and extend their learning. Each grade team plans the projects with student need at the forefront. They work closely with our CTF experts to design projects that are engaging and authentic.

Grade 7

Students are participating in their selected areas of focus in our complimentary options courses. Options this year include:

  • Art

  • Band

  • Construction

  • Design Studies

  • Foods

  • Leadership

  • Outdoor Education

Each area of focus will introduce students to the basic concepts of the many careers, knowledges and skills necessary to be successful in their field.

In CTF, the students will rotate through six units focused around Canadian identity.  The modules that are being offered are:

  1. Art: Mixed media landscapes

  2. Business/Marketing: Canadian Dragon’s Den

  3. Printmaking: Linocut prints in the style of Haida wood block carvings

  4. Design Studies: STEAM/Rube Goldberg Machines

  5. Marketing: Designing and presenting a marketing campaign

  6. Foods: Canadian cuisine

  7. Architecture and Landscape Design: Designing a model playground

Grade 8

Students are participating in their selected areas of focus in our complimentary options courses. Options this semester include:

  • Art

  • Band

  • Construction

  • Design Studies

  • Foods

  • Leadership

  • Outdoor Education

Each area of focus will introduce students to the basic concepts of the many careers, knowledges and skills necessary to be successful in their field.

In CTF, the students will rotate through five units focused around world views.  The modules that are being offered are:

  1. Construction: Designing dwelling in response to a climate

  2. Design: Graphic Design 

  3. Drama: Rehearsing and performing a Commedia dell'arte play

  4. Art: Designing and creating Commedia dell'arte masks

  5. Art: Perspective art

  6. Foods: Superfoods

Grade 9

Students are participating in their selected areas of focus in our complimentary options courses. Options this semester include:

  • Art

  • Band

  • Construction

  • Design Studies

  • Foods

  • Leadership

  • Outdoor Education

Each area of focus will introduce students to the basic concepts of the many careers, knowledges and skills necessary to be successful in their field.

In CTF, the students will rotate through five units focused around environmental chemistry.  The modules that are being offered are:

  1. Foods: Food waste and being creative with left overs

  2. Marketing:  Marketing and selling a product

  3. Construction: Design and building with reclaimed materials

  4. Sewing: Operating and up-cycling with a sewing machine

  5. 3D Design: Designing and Prototyping with the 3D Printer

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The provincial government has announced that schools will return to classes under Scenario 1. We’re very excited to welcome our students back to school, while keeping everyone as safe as possible on Tuesday Sept 1 https://t.co/klzx75UAdX #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/o8Sti8O8wD

Applications are being accepted for the Prime Minister's Youth Council (PMYC). Canadian youth, permanent residents and protected persons aged 16-24 years can apply. Deadline: Aug. 17, 2020 Learn more: https://t.co/99n2eU6cgG @leaderstoday #PMYouthCouncil @CdnHeritage https://t.co/mSHBHzLijI

Congratulations to the three #WeAreCBE students awarded a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship medal! The award honours outstanding citizenship, leadership, community service and volunteerism. Way to go! https://t.co/7FF4YJd80a.

Congratulations to the four #WeAreCBE students selected by Alberta Education to become members of the Minister’s Youth Council! https://t.co/4JviCvQLrT https://t.co/dCUGebYnPJ

Today we sent a year end message to families about our planning for school re-entry this fall. Re-entry survey results and a transportation reminder. Check your email to read it online: https://t.co/qFKMVzfIHS #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/2V4iqs1Xqo