Today's high school students are introduced to more information in one year than their great-grandparents were in a lifetime. They will work until the year 2040 and during that time, technological knowledge will double every 3 to 6 years. The changes in the workplace will mandate unique skills and the ability to re-learn on a daily basis. Britannia's Technology Department focuses on the following disciplines:
Click on the car to look at some wonderful images of Britannia's auto students at work!
Congratulations to Alex Pyne and Leon Chandler as they took 3rd place in the BCAA/BCIT/FORD Student Auto Skills Competition on May 1st, 2010. They each took home scholarships worth $800 plus various prizes like tools, clothes, and other gifts from the sponsors. Enjoy the photos that Mr. Or took over the weekend.
Britannia's Technology Education courses depend on and support interdisciplinary integration of knowledge and skills. As we prepare students for success, we create opportunities for students to reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills to a variety of problems. Often the most used skills are those that are considered basic. The importance of basic skills can not be overstated. In a recent study, the solid basic skills needed by all employees include: resource management, technical literacy, problem solving, problem identification, information gathering, and thinking skills. These are concepts emphasized in all our Technology Education courses here at Britannia. Check them out online in the Britannia Course Calendar.
Congratulations to Alex Pyne and Leon Chandler, Britannia Ace-it AST Level 1 students, for qualifying in the Ford/BCAA//BCIT student auto skills competition that will be held on May 1st at BCIT. These two students have been working really hard for the last few weeks on getting to know the ins and outs of a 2010 Ford Focus (the vehicle that will be used in the competition). Good luck to these two Ace-it students on Saturday. Details about the competition can be found here. (pdf)