October 4, 2023

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Ontario updating curriculum for pc, technological schooling

Ontario updating curriculum for pc, technological schooling

Ontario is updating its curriculum in each pc science and technological schooling to incorporate extra hands-on studying.

Ontario updating curriculum for pc, technological schooling

Training Minister Stephen Lecce mentioned the adjustments will give college students expertise with new expertise, expose them to real-life drawback fixing and put together them for the job market.

“At present on this province and nation there’s 17,800 vacancies with respect to pc info system professionals,” Lecce mentioned at a press convention on Monday.

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“There’s an enormous want for this kind of competence in our economic system and lots of employers, together with in a few of our extra superior areas of the economic system, are saying, ‘we’d like younger individuals to graduate with these sorts of job abilities.”’

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The up to date pc research curriculum will begin with a brand new Grade 10 course in September and can give college students the chance to use coding ideas, construct hands-on initiatives, and examine synthetic intelligence, cybersecurity and rising applied sciences, Lecce mentioned.

The technological schooling curriculum updates are set to start out with revised Grade 9 and 10 programs in September 2024.

The updates will mirror automation developments in agriculture, manufacturing, and development, and the brand new course materials will put together college students for careers as electricians and plumbers and in communications and manufacturing, the federal government mentioned.

Ontario final up to date the technological schooling curriculum in 2009 and the pc science curriculum was final up to date in 2008.

Financial Improvement Minister Vic Fedeli mentioned the brand new curriculum will guarantee college students can make the most of job alternatives in rising fields in Ontario.

“We would like the subsequent technology to know that there’s each bit as a lot worth in a commerce certificates as there’s in a level,” Fedeli mentioned.

“The expert trades are fairly actually constructing Ontario, whether or not that’s via manufacturing jobs, or the constructing of houses and significant infrastructure. There are additionally key alternatives in new sectors, aerospace info expertise that each one depend upon STEM studying, supported by a tech workforce of greater than 408,000 workers.”

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