Jason Guenther (CTS)
Jason has worked in a variety
of industries over the years before becoming a teacher. With a background in engineering technology
he has worked in Edmonton, Calgary and Fort McMurray with a variety of
businesses. He has worked with
scientific consulting firms, the aerospace industry, and computer integration
companies. His specialty is in Computer
Aided Design and Manufacturing, where he has been on design teams, done
Computer Numerical Control programming, drafting, and consulting. He has been a teacher for 13 years with
experience teaching construction, computer science, and
mechanical/architectural drafting technologies.
Construction Technologies has
been developed to help meet the educational need for hands-on skills. Students
selecting courses from this strand investigate and develop knowledge, skills
and attitudes relative to the design, construction and care of wood products.
The courses are designed to create an appreciation of the industry and to
develop industry relevant skills in cabinet making and basic furniture
creation. Take advantage of developing skills for personal use as well as a
transition from school to the workplace or post-secondary institutions. This
class will provide entry-level skills and practical experience for life-long
Fabrication courses provide
instruction about the different types metal production industries. The first focus is on the basics of welding
(Arc, TIG, MIG, & Oxy-Fuel). This course will teach you how to create
welded joints and various techniques metal shaping. Advanced levels will also
provide skills in precision machining through the use of a metal lathe and
These courses involve a lot of
hands on experience with the various machines found in fabrication facilities.
The skills taught in fabrication may eventually become a vocation or can simply
be used as a personal hobby. In advanced classes, product design will provide
additional skills to manage various projects. There are no pre-requisites to
start the entry level fabrication class.
The mechanics modules of CTS
offers students an opportunity to learn how to use tools in order to do basic
maintenance on vehicles. The modules
include units on tires, brakes, and basic engine theory and repair. Students will have the opportunity to
disassemble and reassemble a basic 4 cycle engine.