Career and Technology Studies & Knowledge and Employability
Career and Technology Studies (CTS) and Knowledge and Employability (K&E) pathways build on the Career & Technology Foundations (CTF) inquiry-based, hands-on studies for Grades 5–9. CTS involves five main clusters composed of occupational areas with industry commonalities.
The 5 CTS Clusters
- Business, Administration, Finance & Information Technology (BIT)
- Health, Recreation & Human Services (HRH)
- Media, Design & Communication Arts (MDC)
- Natural Resources (NAT)
- Trades, Manufacturing & Transportation (TMT)
Cluster Courses Include:
- BIT: Computing Sciences, Enterprise & Innovation, Finance Management, Information Processing, Marketing & Management, Networking.
- HRH: Community Care Services, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Foods, Health Care Services, Human & Social Services, Legal Studies, Recreation Leadership, Tourism.
- MDC: Communication Technology, Design Studies, Fashion Studies
- NAT: Agriculture, Environmental Stewardship, Forestry, Primary Resources, Wildlife
- TMT: Auto Body Services, Automotive Services, Aviation, Construction, Electro-Technologies, Fabrication, Logistics (Supply Chain Management)
Business, Administration, Finance & Information Technology (BIT)
Have you ever wanted to run your own small business? Then this is the course for you! Build your skills in marketing, management and enterprise. Learn different sales and
customer service techniques and then apply these skills through projects and special school events. Plus, gain valuable information about finances (that means money ) and how that relates to your own life. Engage in ‘real world’ learning by connecting with members of the business and banking community.
Students will be given opportunities to acquire the skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary to practice effective service in leadership, and demonstrate a desire to help meet identified needs that foster a positive school culture. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams
Health, Recreation & Human Services (HRH)
In Foods, students will gain an understanding of how to properly prepare a variety of basic snacks, drinks and meals while adhering to safety and sanitation standards. Students will learn to read recipes, use kitchen equipment, act with care in handling food, and the importance of safe and efficient work habits. An emphasis will be placed on nutrition and the Canada Food Guide. Foods falls under the Career and Technology Foundations where students can explore their passions and interests as they learn about various career possibilities in the world of culinary arts.
Natural Resources (NAT)
Environmental Outdoor Education
The Environmental and Outdoor Education (ENVOE) class is designed to give students the opportunity to develop leadership skills, build knowledge about environmental studies, and experience outdoor pursuits. Students will learn numerous skills that will allow them to have safe, comfortable, and active outdoor experiences. We will improve student awareness of the natural environment and how it relates to them through the study of historical and current perspectives of nature. Students will develop their own environmental perspectives on the future of our world. There is a wide range of planning that is done to ensure you can fully enjoy your time outdoors from: what to wear, understanding and building an appreciation of living things and ecological processes. We will practice these skills on field trips including challenge courses, hikes, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
Media, Design & Communication Arts (MDC)
Students in digital media will work in photoshop and other software developing their perspectives and skills in digital photography and image processing.
Trades, Manufacturing & Transportation (TMT)
Welcome to “hands on” learning! This course is designed to provide students with the foundational skill sets for creating exciting projects. Students begin by developing a basic understanding of shop safety, tool identification and use, as well as the processes of designing, cutting, sanding, assembly, and finishing.
Students can design and make boxes, toys, stools, model buildings, birdhouses, picture frames, CO2 cars, skateboards, and trebuchets depending on their knowledge and demonstration of skills, and expectations in the program.