Career and Technology Studies
“co-creating learning opportunities”
CTS is the Prairie Spirit School Division’s response to Senior Years Technology Education. CTS is a structural framework for assembling learning opportunities from both school and community resulting in highly individualized, flexible programming. Optional courses from Technology Education (Building Systems, Home Economics, and Business/ Computer Studies, Electronics) are combined with community-based “Career Internship”, and Career Development activity to create 'Programs'. Students subscribe to 'programs' based on their interests and career aspirations (at the Grade 11 or 12 level). A program is made up of eight (8) option courses that serve to focus and develop the knowledge, skills, and experiences of students in a broad occupational area (e.g. Human Services Technology). Learning opportunities combine community-based experience, in-school lab experience, and core subject classroom experiences resulting in increased student “technical literacy” and self-confidence. All students may pursue a “Dual Diploma” (both English and Technology) by selecting option courses that follow patterns outlined in the program descriptions.