Last week, Chinook's Edge School Division (CESD)  Career and Technology Studies (CTS) teachers met at Old's College of Agriculture and Technology Campus to learn from each other and from Old's College instructors. It was a week of learning and a time to collaborate with peers. 

Jason Drent, The Associate Superintendent of CESD, talked about the importance of the week. "“As we establish our long range plans and focus on what students need to be successful in their lives, our stakeholders have been very clear that career connections are to be a key part of the Chinook’s Edge experience for students.”

One part of the week-long experience for Chinook’s Edge CTS teachers was experiencing some of what their students will learn when they participate in dual credit learning opportunities at Olds College. During the week,CTS instructors participated in projects students would complete in TEC 1000 and Welding 1167, the first dual credit courses Chinook’s Edge students participate in to prepare them for success in a
future skilled trades career. Also, the teachers worked on projects that students will do in welding classes, and also in heavy equipment classes at the College. 

photo of teachers in shop

Another focus of the week was ensuring consistent safety standards throughout the shop facilities in Chinook’s Edge. Chinook’s Edge plans to continue to look at opportunities to offer high quality professional learning to support our teachers.