Career and Technology Studies
What Is CTS? Career and technology studies (CTS) is a provincially authorized curriculum for Alberta secondary schools designed on a pathways model to offer flexible programming using 1-credit courses.
The CTS program is designed to develop skills that senior high school students can apply in their daily lives when preparing for entry into the workplace or for further learning opportunities. Through the CTS program, students are provided with opportunities to personalize their learning, identify and explore their interests, manage transitions, and build partnerships while developing basic competencies—that is, the attitudes and behaviours that people need to participate and progress in today’s dynamic world of work.
Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) is an optional program that provides students in grades 5 through 9 with a variety of opportunities to explore their interests and better understand their career options earlier in their education. CTF provides a foundation for students to transition into Career and Technology Studies (CTS) in grades 10 through 12.