Central Technical School's Mission Statement
Specialist High Skills Majors Equals More Choices!
More Information About Central Technical School
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
Building on the success of the one-year specialized OYAP programs in plumbing, electrical and cooking - CTS has expanded its one year program to include Carpentry and Auto Service/Truck & Coach. This is a 1 year intensive program leading to an apprenticeship. OYAP includes 550 hours of in-class learning followed by 220 hours of industry experience.
Specialized Visual Arts Program
The Art Centre at CTS offers the most comprehensive visual arts program in Toronto. Our program features focus study in sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, drawing and painting. Our reputation for excellence in visual arts education is built on a long history of a dedicated team of teaching and working artists. See us on our website: www.ctsartcentre.ca
Designed by Architect Macy DuBois, the Art Centre building was constructed with the defined purpose of teaching, learning and creating the visual arts. The facility features northern glass exposures for all of its studio spaces including a sculpture studio with a foundry, a ceramics studio with multiple pottery wheels and walk-in kilns, a printmaking studio, drawing and painting studios, and photography studios for both digital and film photography. Students taking art at Central Tech have the unique opportunity to study art in this multi-disciplinary space and program.
Get a head start in a career that can lead to self-employment; or upon graduating, enter directly into the workforce as an Apprentice; or get a head-start on training for University/College level programs. The last 2 Ontario Skills Competitions say it all: 13 medalists, and a Canadian Skills Bronze medal - more than any other school in the city!
A Wealth of Choices! Tech Majors are: Graphic Design for Print, Culinary Arts/Food Preparation, Electrical, Cosmetology/Hairstyling & Aesthetics, Motorsport Technology Design/Build, Residential Plumbing, Automotive, Precision Machining, Fashion Technology, Carpentry -Woodworking and Manufacturing/Welding.
English Language Learners
- Over 25 Emphasis Courses
- 13 Provincial Medalist Winners
- Music & Drama
- Workplace Bound Program
- Varied Co-Curricular Activities
Student Life - Where You Belong
Our active Student Council adds to the excitement of Central Tech, resulting in a varied co-curricular programs: School Dances, Talent Show, Spelling Bees and Food Fairs - to name just a few.
We have many interesting, varied and inclusive clubs at Central Tech. Anime Club, Architecture Club, Boys2Men, Girlz2Women, Chess, Dance Club, Gardening and Landscaping, Latin Dance Club, Math Enrichment and Yoga are just a sample of what is happening.
Virtually all sports thrive at Central Tech in a tradition of teamwork and individual good
sportsmanship. Male and female students participate in many sports such as soccer,
hockey, football, badminton, rugby, volleyball. Many of our teams have won championships, and many more made it to the semi-finals. Most recently, our Senior Boys Football Team was the 2013 TDSB City Champions!
We welcome you to become involved.
WHAT SETS US APART
We offer a variety of music courses: Guitar, Band, Keyboards and Vocal – all continue to grow with enthusiasm. Our recently acquired Steel Pans are a source of excitement and buzz in our school. We offer Drama courses in grades 10, 11 & 12. In addition to classroom work, students participate in the Annual Sears Drama Festival.
PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
The principal brings important information about the school to the school council. The school council, in turn, provides input to the principal on matters related to the learning goals of the school, the school’s policies and procedures, students’ needs, activities and resources for students and parents, and ways of involving parents in the life of the school. Over the course of the school year, the school council provides a series of workshops identified through family interests i.e. Achievement in Math, Success on the Literacy Test.