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Calgary Board of Education: Creating technology hubs for student success

The Career and Technology Centre (CTC) at Lord Shaughnessy High School in Calgary provides students with access to academic and technical curriculum in preparation for further education and careers in high-skill, high-demand occupations.  Programs focus on fields such as auto body, culinary arts, cosmetology, and welding and fabrication. Students who have completed entry-level programs at their home high school and who are interested in pursuing a career can take advanced courses at the CTC. This centre is part of the Calgary Board of Education’s Career and Technology Strategy which engages and inspires students in career and technology education opportunities that are dynamic and seamless as they transition into education, training and work beyond Grades 5-9 and Grades 10-12. 
 
Enrollment in the CTC also gives students the opportunity to earn industry and post-secondary credentials and dual credit or pre-placement opportunities while being taught by qualified teachers who possess the appropriate qualifications.  Perhaps one of the most successful elements of the centre is that it is not merely limited to students attending Lord Shaughnessy High School. It is open to all students within the Calgary Board of Education and even non-board students.
 
For more information, contact:

Gen-Ling Chang
Director, Research & Equity
647 252 3581