Focuses on the management, marketing and the use of electronic technologies to access, use and manipulate information within personal, family, workplace, community, and global contexts. This cluster challenges students to expand their confidence, experience, and skills as innovators and leaders.
Focuses on a vast array of challenging and rewarding careers in health care, community supports, recreation, cosmetology, food services, tourism, and law.
Provides students with the flexibility to adapt to various situations relating to design, communication, and fashion. This cluster includes courses related to art and culture, such as the performing arts, film and video, broadcasting, journalism, writing, creative design, fashion, libraries, and museums.
Focuses on conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources. Students develop the motivation and commitment to work individually and collectively as private citizens and members of the workforce toward the conservation and responsible use of air, energy, forests, land, minerals, water, and wildlife.
This cluster focuses on the skills and knowledge related to the design, construction, fabrication and maintenance of a product. Course relate to manufacturing, processing, utilities, construction, mechanics, fabrication, trades supervision, trades contracting, logistics, transportation and heavy equipment.
Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) is an optional program that allows students to explore their interests and passions as they learn about various career possibilities and occupational areas. The CTF Program of Studies is based on 14 learning outcomes that identify what students are expected to learn and what will be assessed, and are the same for grades 5 to 9.
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Timothy John Kilburn (Tim)
Timothy John Kilburn of Fort McMurray, AB, beloved husband of Genevieve Mary Kilburn, passed away on December 14, 2022, at the age of 60 years.
Tim was born in Baden-Baden, Germany, on March 1, 1962, to Bev and Gwen Kilburn. As an Air Force brat, he moved around Canada throughout his childhood, living in BC, Quebec and Alberta communities, which fostered his lifelong love of travel. During his high school years in Cold Lake, he had “all the hits to shake your . . . hips” as TJ, the DJ on 1450 CHCL (the local radio station). He graduated from Grand Centre High School in 1980, and then he and his dog Boomer left for the University of Lethbridge, where he earned his Education degree. Tim was introduced to Genevieve, his best friend and the love of his life while teaching in Hines Creek, and they were married on May 16, 1987, in High Prairie. In the spring of 1988, they moved to Fort McMurray and together raised their family.
Well-known as “the teacher with the dog,” Tim worked for the Fort McMurray Catholic School District sharing his love of technology (particularly Apple products) with students and staff for almost 35 years. His passion for technology and education extended outside the classroom. He was an active member of multiple online communities where he connected with fellow visually impaired people worldwide and assisted them with technology solutions. He gave presentations about accessible technology throughout Canada and the United States and became the President of Career and Technology Education Council.
Tim was always generous with his time. He was willing to help solve computer problems for friends, family and strangers alike (he generally refused money, though he would accept the odd bottle of gin). His community spirit meant he was often involved in various organizations and committees, including as the president of the Disability Resource Association for many years and as a member of the PPC and OPI21 Catholic Church committees.
He is remembered by his family for his love of trivia, music, games – particularly washu, dice, and cards (was he or wasn’t he cheating with his braille cards?), and Star Trek (except for Star Trek V – that was a trash movie). We will miss his stubborn spirit, infectious laughter, piano playing, and enthusiasm for all things dark chocolate.
We offer our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Tim.
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Books and videos are loaned by mail (with return postage prepaid) for a period of one month.
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A Farewell Message
Welcome back to all CTEC Teachers.
I hope that you have had a smooth start to the 2023-2024 school year. I have been working with the Alberta Teachers’ Association Career Technology Education Council (a Specialist Council supporting Career Technology Studies and Career Technology Foundations Teachers in the province of Alberta) for the past 9 years. Recently, there is a new advisor appointed to the Executive of the CTEC Council. Welcome, Philippe Bresee. (Read more...)
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