Technological Education Program Renewal
We’re investing more than $7.5 million over five years to support the renovation and renewal our technological education facilities and programs. Multiple projects are taking place at every high school in the SCDSB between 2012 and 2017. In addition to $7.5 million set aside for technology renewal, the projects will be partially funded through funding provided by the Ministry of Education specifically for upgrades to facilities.
- new, state-of-the-art equipment, and replace old equipment and teaching resources
- aesthetic upgrades like new floors, fresh paint, brighter lighting
- 21st century curriculum and teaching/learning methods
- introduction of industry standard software in all programs
- enhanced health and safety standards
Check out before and after photos on our Facebook page.
Courses that lead to careers
We have reviewed labour market data and are using that information to design course curriculum that prepares and inspires students to pursue post-secondary options that lead to real careers. Through our technology courses, students are exposed to industry-standard equipment, hands-on learning and real-world scenarios that align with post-secondary and workplace environments. Read our labour market analysis.
The following courses are available at SCDSB secondary schools:
|Grade 9 Integrated Technologies
||Health Care Technology*|
||Hospitality and Tourism|
||Transportation Technology |
|Hairstyling and Aesthetics
*in developmentMore choice for students
In addition to individual courses, students who have a strong interest in a particular subject area can enrol in Specialist High Skills Major
programs, the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
(OYAP) or dual-credit
courses. Find a course near you
As part of the technology renewal project, we’re striving to ensure all courses are available in the various areas across Simcoe County. Students can request to attend a school other than their home school if a course or program they’re interested in isn’t available at their home school.
Picture the programs