Career and Technology Studies & Knowledge and Employability
CTS courses are recommended for Grade 10 students at Western Canada High School. All Grade 10 students are eligible to pick at least one introductory course from the strands on the chart below. But, as in the case of Business and Legal Studies, Grade 10 students can also choose to select a course that starts at the intermediate level.
CTS courses fosters life skills and the ongoing digital literacy required in their professional lives. Digital and information literacies are core communication competencies in the workplace and at post-secondary educational institutions. Western Canada High School proudly offers students the opportunity to select technology-based CTS courses that support student interests and abilities. Students’ choices are based on availability.
CTS courses at Western are specifically designed to provide student's with opportunities to explore career possibilities. Want to be an engineer? Then it is highly recommended that you consider Computer Science, Robotics and Design. Thinking of a career as an architect? Then maybe you should consider Design. Interested in visual communication, video making and online media. The perhaps try out the Film and Media course.
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)
The following chart shows the CTS courses offered at Western: