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October is Skilled Trades & Technologies Month

Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Categories: Great Things, Happenings @ TDSB, Teaching and Learning

Connectivity, robots and rapid prototyping using 3-D printers are some of the technologies impacting the learning required for journeypersons, also known as skilled trades people. Electricians, carpenters and aircraft technicians are a few examples of trades requiring intensive study, which blends technology with careers and academic learning.  

In October we celebrate Skilled Trades and Technologies month and the contributions that over 300 skilled occupations make to our economy. At the TDSB, there are many ways to explore skilled trades and technologies: the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship (OYAP) program, technological education programs in 10 broad-based areas of study, the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM), STEM and dual credit programs at Toronto’s colleges. Apprenticeship is a post-secondary pathway which incorporates college study with work-integrated experience, hence the term live your learning!

Learn more about Skilled Trades and Technologies at the TDSB!

Congratulations Central Tech!

This year’s winner of the feed tomorrow week Wrap Up is Central Tech. Their delicious Fiesta Tomato, Corn and Rice Soup won the day and the students brought home top prize of $650 for their program as well as lunch and a tour of Café Belong with chef Brad Long.  

Congratulations also go to Thistletown and Lawrence Park for their creative and delicious efforts!


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and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
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