Construction Foundation of BC – $250 Safety Grant

The Construction Association of BC has announced a $250 Project Shop Class Safety Grant per teacher for the purchase of eye and ear personal protective equipment.  Please consider applying as a district through your LSA District Rep and not individually.  Please see the following link for more information. Link to Website  

Skills Exploration – Summer Workshop

Industry Training Authority (ITA) and the Ministry of Education want to help school districts expand the Youth Explore Trades Skills (formerly known as Skills Exploration) program. Technology Education teachers are the key to this program’s success and having skilled teachers is the cornerstone. ITA and the Ministry of Education are funding a 4 day workshop […]

PSA Superconference Oct 20-21

The BCTEA will be apart of the PSA Supeconference this fall on October 20-21.  Please refer to the BCTEA Conference 2017 page for more information HERE

Construction Association Feedback

The Construction Foundation of BC is looking to hear directly from shop teachers around the province on a number of issues. These include safety in the shop class (and safety equipment), great projects that you’ve seen inspire kids (or how you’re using the Project Shop Class tools), and where you believe connections to industry can […]

Heads Up for Safety Writing Committee

The BCTEA would like to ask members to consider joining a small working group to re-write the Heads Up for Safety manual. We are looking for specialists in the following shop areas, woodwork, metalwork, mechanics. 2 to 3 people will be selected to join a writing group. Proficiency in writing on computer, depth of knowledge in safe machine use, broad range of shops, […]

Heads up for Safety revised

Heads Up for Safety revised 2017       headsup With the introduction of ADST from K to 12 there will be more teachers wanting to bring hands on building into their classrooms, or for makerspaces. Many teachers have not had any formal Technology Education training. As a PSA we have connected with Work Safe, Ministry […]

Google for Education Summits – Oct 21/22 & Nov 18/19

Greetings from EdTechTeam; we’re so thrilled to be heading to Vernon, BC for the Okanagan Google for Education Summit coming up on October 21st and 22nd at Vernon Secondary School in Vernon, BC. AND also to Victoria for the Victoria Google for Education Summit coming up on November 18th and 19th at Oak Bay High […]