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Technology

Welcome to the NPSS Technology Department. At NPSS, our technology staff strive to provide the best possible opportunities for students to develop and enhance their knowledge, problem-solving skills, and to provide hands-on-experiences needed to succeed in the technological work place, as well as prepare them to enter into university/college programs, and apprenticeships. Careers in the trades are currently in demand, and according to Stats Canada, the top 5 skilled trades that are suffering from lack of enrollment include; carpentry, general contractor, plumber, electrician, and HVAC technician.
     
 “Notwithstanding economists’ claims, employer groups continue to persevere with their opinion that there is, indeed, a skills shortage.  At a general level, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB, 2000), an association of small and medium-sized businesses, found in a recent survey that “about 1 in every 20 jobs remain unfilled. Respondents cited the inability to find suitable skilled labour as a major barrier”.” (The Conference Board of Canada)

We invite you to explore the various technology disciplines that are currently offered at NPSS.  The tech programs are informative, activity-based, and project driven.
 

Want more info? Feel free to email our staff.

 Cindy Rochon (Hairstyling & Aesthetics, Depart. Chair)                            crochon@scdsb.on.ca     
 Peter Ford (Hospitality)                                                                              pford@scdsb.on.ca     
 Scott Seguin (Transportation, Construction)                                              sseguin@scdsb.on.ca    
 Dan Barthau (Manufacturing, Construction)                                              dbarthau@scdsb.on.ca   
 Derick Phillips (Communications, Design, Custom Woodworking)            dphillips@scdsb.on.ca

Communciations technology

This course introduces students to concepts and skills in communications technology, which encompasses television/video, movie production, radio & audio production, print and graphic communications, photography and interactive new media and animation. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and post-secondary pathways leading to careers in this field.
TGJ1O: Exploring Communications Technology, Grade 9 Open
TGJ2O: Communications Technology, Grade 10 Open
TGJ3M: Communications Technology, Grade 11 University/College Preparation
TGJ4M: Communications Technology, Grade 12 University/College Preparation

Construction technology

This course introduces students to concepts and skills in construction technology, which encompasses plumbing, electrical, masonry, heating & cooling, carpentry and woodworking. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and post-secondary pathways leading to careers in this field.

TCJ1O: Exploring Construction Technology, Grade 9 Open
TCJ2O: Construction Technology, Grade 10 Open
TCJ3E: Construction Technology, Grade 11 Workplace
TCJ4E: Construction Technology, Grade 12 Workplace

Design techonology

This course introduces students to concepts and skills which relates to technological design, which involves the development of solutions to various design challenges and the fabrication of models or prototypes of those solutions. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and post-secondary pathways leading to careers in this field.
TDJ2O: Design Technology, Grade 10 Open Course
TDJ3M: Design Technology, Grade 11 University/College Preparation
TDJ4M: Design Technology, Grade 12 University/College Preparation

Hairstyling and asthetics

This course introduces students to concepts and skills which relates to hair styling and aesthetics, including hair, nail, and skin care applications. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and post-secondary pathways leading to careers in this field.

TXJ1O: Exploring  Hairstyling & Aesthetics, Grade 9 Open
TXJ2O: Hairstyling & Aesthetics, Grade 10 Open
TXJ3E: Hairstyling & Aesthetics, Grade 11 Workplace
TXJ4E: Hairstyling & Aesthetics, Grade 12 Workplace   

Hospitality and tourism

This course introduces students to concepts and skills which relates to hospitality & tourism, focusing on the areas of food handling, food preparation, the origins of food, event planning, and local tourism. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and post-secondary pathways leading to careers in this field.

TFJ1O: Hospitality & Tourism, Grade 9 Open
TFJ2O: Hospitality & Tourism, Grade 10 Open
TFJ3E: Hospitality & Tourism, Grade 11 Workplace Preparation
TFJ4E: Hospitality & Tourism, Grade 12 Workplace Preparation 

Transportation technology

This course introduces students to concepts and skills which relates to transportation technology, focusing on the maintenance, service and repairs of various types of vehicles, aircraft and water craft. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and post-secondary pathways leading to careers in this field.
 
TTJ1O: Exploring Technologies, Grade 9 Open
TTJ2O: Transportation Technology, Grade 10 Open
TTJ3E: Transportation Technology, Grade 11 Workplace Preparation        
TTJ4E: Transportation Technology, Grade 12 Workplace Preparation