Calgary Board of Education

Career and Technology Studies (CTS)

Ernest Manning High School will offer select courses at the Career and Technology Centre, as part of our new CTS course cluster initiatives. Moving beyond the tradition of a “heavy shop” skill environment for high school students, Manning will be combining rigorous academics with career and technical studies in a state of the art Career and Technology Centre to serve our high school learners. This centre will engage and personalize the learning experiences for all students. State of the art programs and facilities are developed at the Centre, including  World Skills equipment and technology. The Career and Skill Centre is located at Lord Shaughnessy High School, 2336 - 53 Avenue S.W.


  • Autobody, Cosmetology & will be offered at CT Centre Central Location
  • Pre-engineering CT Centre Lord Shaughnessy Location
  • Fabrication-CT Centre Ernest Manning location

CTS Cluster

Five CTS Clusters

  1. HRH: Health, Recreation & Human Services
  2. TMT: Trades, Manufacturing & Transportation
  3. NAT: Natural Resources
  4. MDM: Media, Design & Communication
  5. BIT: Business, Finance & Administration

For more information on courses offered through the CTS program, visit our Career and Technology course list page.

The CTS program is designed to develop skills that senior high school students can apply in their daily lives when preparing for entry into the workplace or for further learning opportunities. Through the CTS program, students are provided with opportunities to personalize their learning, identify and explore their interests, manage transitions and build partnerships while developing basic competencies, that is, the attitudes and behaviours that people need to participate and progress in today’s dynamic world of work. The intention of the CT Centre is to broaden the notion of CTS as it relates to post secondary and the world of work.




Calgary Board of Education Detailed High School Course Guide (pdf)

Media, Design & Communication Arts (MDM)

Natural Resources (NAT)

Trades, Manufacturing & Transportation (TMT)