Tech Education Beyond the Classroom
The Technological Education Department supports different events happening within the school during the year. Most of these events are designed to help educate students with respect to career choices and course decisions while at St. Thomas Aquinas. We also support different clubs and initiatives at STA, some of which involve using the skills and talents of our students.
Women in Tech Events
Women are underrepresented in many areas of computer, technological, and skilled trades careers. Women in Tech events are designed for current and future female Raiders to expose, inspire, and educate them into the world of tech education and careers. Visit the Women in Tech page to view upcoming events.
STA regularly hosts Computing Contests organized through Universities, High Schools, or other organizations. Computing Contests can vary in type, scope, end difficulty. They are meant as a way for students to challenge and extend their abilities. Find out more about computing contests.
Ontario Skills Competition
The Skills Ontario Competition offers a unique opportunity for top students to demonstrate that they are the best of the best in their field. Over the two and a half days, they turn the heads of their educators, family, friends and prospective employers. STA students interested in Skills Ontario can speak with the Tech Ed teacher related to that competition. Usually, students that excel in a subject are selected by their teacher to represent STA at a Halton Skills competition. Winners will then progress to the Ontario competition. STA students have successfully competed in Ontario Skills in Coding, Carpentry, Graphic Design, Photography, and Video Production.
Tech Ed Events
STA Elementary Girls Hackathon
This event is supported by Hackergal to encourage girls to consider their future in computer science and technology, as well as to develop curiosity and confidence in these fields. All-female teams from our family of schools engage in a fun yet competitive challenge over a fast-paced day. The teams will have prepared and learned foundational programming skills in order to compete. Find out more about the 2019 Hackathon.