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Career and Technology Studies and Career and Technology Foundations

Career and Technology Studies (CTS)

Career and Technology Studies (CTS) is a program designed for high school students (grades 10-12). As a program of choice, CTS offers all students important learning opportunities to:

  • develop skills that can be applied in their daily lives, now and in the future
  • refine career-planning skills
  • develop technology-related skills
  • enhance employability skills
  • apply and reinforce learnings developed in other subject areas
  • prepare for transition into adult roles in the family, community, workplace and/or further education.

The course structure of CTS enables schools to design unique programs that meet the needs of students and take advantage of community resources. Click here to learn more. 

Northland schools are offering courses related to:

  • Communications Technology
  • Fabrication (welding)
  • Construction
  • Cosmetology
  • Cooking
  • Environment
  • Wildlife
  • Mechanics
  • Business 
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Design
  • Culture

To help schools offer CTS courses, mobile trailers have been set-up to supply equipment. We are working with organizations such as Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council (KTC), Northern Lakes College (NLC), Keyano College, Skills Alberta, Alberta Education and various university/college institutions to create opportunities for students and offer professional development for teachers. Cenovus Energy is supporting us in the creation of CTS trailers, kits for schools and field trip opportunities! 

Our goal is to expose students to at least six CTS courses and for students to live by the motto "If you can dream it, you can do it!"

Career and Technology Foundations (CTF)

Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) helps students build their understanding of the world around them as they identify and apply career and life skills. 

Students develop communication, collaboration, critical thinking, time management and problem solving skills through hands-on learning experiences. CTF supports the development of literacy, numeracy and competencies which can be developed through student-focused learning opportunities that can include an interdisciplinary approach.

CTF also provides a foundation for students to transition into Career and Technology Studies (CTS) in Grade 10 through 12. Click here to learn more. 


Randy Chernipeski
CTS School/Industry Partnership Administrator
Phone: 780-773-0802