Technological Education

Limestone Learning Foundation

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Technological education focuses on developing students’ ability to work creatively and competently with technologies that are central to their lives. As they proceed through their elementary and secondary school education, students attain a level of technological literacy that will enhance their ability to succeed in their post-secondary studies or in the workplace. 

Technological innovation influences all areas of life, from the daily lives of individuals to the work of business and government, to interactions on a global scale. It helps meet basic human needs and provides tools for improving people’s lives and exploring new frontiers. 

Students need to acquire the technological skills and knowledge that will allow them to participate fully in a competitive global economy and to become responsible citizens in an environmentally vulnerable world. To succeed in today’s society, students need to be effective problem solvers and critical thinkers, able to understand, question, and respond to the implications of technological innovation. Students who pursue careers in technology will also need these high-level skills to develop solutions to technological challenges or to provide the services required in their chosen fields. 

The Limestone District School Board offers programs in Technological Education from Kindergarten to Grade 12.  Many of the Tech ED programs are connected to Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) and/or Focus Programs with the opportunity to continue experiential learning through Cooperative Education and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). 

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The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.