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Technology Department

Technological Education courses provide students with opportunities to develop hands-on and transferable skills while exploring various career opportunities that exist in an ever-growing work world. Students complete projects to develop and apply their practical and problem-solving skills using industry-standard tools, machines and software. Technology courses prepare students for the work place or further studies at the post-secondary level, including apprenticeship. Students may choose to enhance their Technological Education studies by completing an SHSM program (Construction or Manufacturing) and/or a Cooperative Education program.

Technological Education Teachers:

Mrs. C. Thwaites (Program Leader)
Mr. T. Barrette
Mr. D. Delaney
Mr. L. Favotto
Mr. G. Martens

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@Grimsby_Tech on Twitter and Instagram
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Areas of Study:

Exploring Technologies (Course Code: TIJ)
  • Grade 9 Program
  • Try out the various different areas of Technology

Communications (TGV and TGJ)
  • Video / Audio Production Focus (TGV3M, TGV4M)
  • Graphic Design / Animation Focus (TGJ3M, TGJ4M)

Computer Studies (ICS)
  • Coding, Gaming, Programming Languages

Construction (TCJ)
  • Carpentry and Residential Construction
  • Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Program Option

Technological Design (TDJ)
  • Architectural and Mechanical CAD (Computer-Aided Design)
  • Design problem-solving through hands-on projects

Manufacturing (TMJ)
  • Precision Machining and Metal Working
  • Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Program Option

Transportation (TTJ)
  • Automotive Service, Diagnostics and Repair

Special Programs, Activities and Resources

Robotics Club

Robotics Club allows students to explore the design, fabrication and operation of robots. Students develop and apply manufacturing, computer programming, and problem solving skills to build and program robots that can complete specific tasks. See Mr. Favotto or Mr. Delaney for details!

Comm Tech Crew

CALLING ALL CONTENT CREATORS: the Comm Tech Crew wants you! Are you passionate about audio, video, or graphics production? Do you enjoy the art of advertising, promoting, or documenting activities and events on video, social media, or print? Then the Comm Tech Crew is for you! Students will develop and apply their talents and technical skills in: Graphic Design, Announcing, Podcasting, Videography, and Editing using specialized equipment and software. Come collaborate, create, and connect our GSS Community with the Comm Tech Crew.

Specialist High Skills Major

The new Specialist High Skills Major a ministry approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector (eg. Construction, Hospitality and Tourism, Manufacturing, Transportation, Communications) while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). LEARN MORE

Skills Challenges

Participation in the DSBN Skills Challenges provides students with the opportunity to represent their schools and to test their skills against students from across the district. LEARN MORE

DSBN Technology Site