Technology Department

Technological Education courses provide students with opportunities to develop hands-on, transferable skills, while exploring various career sectors that exist in an ever-growing work world. Students complete projects to develop and apply practical and problem-solving skills using industry-standard tools, machines, and software. Tech 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, Manufacturing, Health and Wellness, or Arts and Culture) and/or a Cooperative Education program.

Technological Education Teachers:

Carrie Thwaites (Program Leader)
Terry Barrette
David Delaney
Larry Favotto
Glenn Martens
Matt West
Kelly Sueter (Health Care)
Holly Miller (Health Care)

Follow Grimsby Technology on Social Media

@Grimsby_Tech on Instagram
GSS Comm Tech Crew on YouTube
on Twitter (L. Favotto)
@Thwaites_GSS on Twitter (C.Thwaites)
@grimsbyss on Twitter (D. Delaney)

Areas of Study:

Exploring Technologies (Course Code: TIJ)
  • Grade 9 Program
  • Hands-on projects applying tools, machines, and computers
  • Try out various different sectors of Skilled Trades and Computer Technologies

Communications Technology  (TGJ and TGV)
  • TGJ2O - Grade 10 (Introduction to the various areas of Comm Tech) 
  • TGV3M & 4M - Video and Audio Production Focus
  • TGJ3M & 4M - Graphic Design and Animation Focus

Computer Studies (ICS)
  • Coding, gaming, and programming languages
  • Apply logical and critical thinking skills
  • Build a foundation for success in computer-based postsecondary programs

Construction (TCJ)
  • Carpentry, residential and commercial construction processes
  • Using tools and machines, design and problem-solving skills to build projects out of wood
  • Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Program Option

 Health Care (TPJ)
  • Health assessments, promotion, and disease prevention
  • Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology
  • Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Program Option - Health and Wellness

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

Manufacturing (TMJ)
  • Precision machining and exploring the Manufacturing sector
  • Using lathes, mills, CNC, and other machines to make projects out of metal
  • Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Program Option

Transportation (TTJ)
  • Automotive service, diagnostics, and repair
  • Exploring various areas of the Transportation sector
  • Practical hands-on activities using a variety of industry tools

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