CTS allows students to take courses that they find personally interesting and practical. It helps students to investigate one or more career areas, and prepares them for their workplace or for further study in a related program at a technical institute, college or university. CTS strands are designed to help students succeed, now and in the future. That’s why experts in the community, business, industry, and government have worked together to make CTS courses as realistic as possible. Students have more opportunities to learn in labs, in work sites, and in the community.
Students find CTS courses exciting and challenging. Because they work with a wide range of tools, resources, technologies, projects, and activities, students become more confident and able to solve problems. Career and Technology Studies give students:
• more opportunities to take courses that support personal goals and interests
• skills using technologies, procedures and processes effectively and efficiently
• confidence as they get the support and challenge from teachers and community partners