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​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.

Upgrades include:

  • 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*
Communications Technology​ ​Hospitality and Tourism
Computer Technology​ ​Manufacturing Technology
Construction Technology ​Technological Design
Green Industries ​Transportation Technology
​Hairstyling and Aesthetics

*in development

More 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.

SCDSB Schools and Technology Programs

 Picture the programs

Tech Renewal - Before And After Tech Renewal - Project Launch Tech renewal - School visits with Garfield Dunlop

Technology promo video


Produced by Innisdale's Communications Technology class

​Tech Renewal Summative Report 2015 

Check out this video to see how the Technological Education Renewal Project has positively impacted students!