Georgian Bay Community School
The power, reach, and rapid evolution of technology demands a curriculum that will enable students to become technologically literate - that is, able to understand, work with, and benefit from a range of technologies. 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.
Georgian Bay Community School's Technological education program focuses on developing students' ability to work creatively and competently with technologies that are central to their lives. As they proceed through their 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. For students who do not choose to pursue careers in technology, technological education can provide knowledge and skills that will enhance their daily lives, whether by enabling them to work on home renovations or car repairs or by allowing them to pursue technological hobbies.