Calgary Board of Education

First-of-its-kind career and technology centre welcomes students

Career and Technology CentreThe first students to enrol in the Calgary Board of Education’s new Career and Technology Centre will dive into their areas of interest Tuesday, September 7. They will come together to study in programs that have been mapped to industry standards and that will provide them credentials for their future.

With programs in pre-engineering, welding, autobody, and hairstyling, the centre will provide students with keen interests in specific careers a personalized learning space to pursue their passions.

Kristine Byrnes will start teaching a pilot pre-engineering class on Tuesday, September 7, 2010. Media are invited to join the first class at 1:30 p.m. to learn about and tour the newly opened Career and Technology Centre at 2336 - 53 Avenue SW, Calgary.

Students from multiple schools will spend every afternoon this semester studying with industry credentialed teachers, programs, and equipment.

The centre is in the former Lord Shaughnessy High School which is being refurbished as a state-of-the-art facility specifically designed to accommodate the needs of students in a wide range of specialized programs. The centre is focused on providing personalized learning so that every student can build on his or her passions and skills as a foundation for work and lifelong learning. For more information on CBE’s career and technology strategy visit

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