OCTE 2016

Here is a quick glance at the exciting new sessions available for this year's conference.





OCTE Best Practices Contest

$100 Prize could be yours!

With a monthly prize winner posted in the OCTE newsletter.Select from a choice of $100 gift cards from Lowes, Home Depot, Chapters, Canadian Tire, Tim Hortons, or Starbucks.Contest Description It’s easy.  You’re already building and sharing resources, here’s your chance to receive a thank you from OCTE that you can spend any way you like.  

Create something new or share something you already use in the classroom or shop to win big!

Share a best practices project from your classroom or shop

Include plan, assessment or evaluation tool , exemplars and any other details that might be neededSend your best practice unit to octebestpractices@gmail.com

Things to consider

Task should reflect the philosophy of technological education students learn best by doing• Safety concerns are considered and addressed• Task encourages problem solving and alternative solutions

Task reflects the curriculum guidelinesImportant Contest Dates

Contest is now open!! 

Entries close monthly on the 15th

Judging will be by month’s end

Contest winners will be notified by email and able to choose from a selection of $100 gift cards

Winning work will be published in the OCTE newsletter and accessible on the OCTE website.


2015/16 It’s Your Job Video Contest

The 2015/16 It’s Your Job Video contest has launched and we are hoping to get your help in spreading the word. The contest this year has an optional theme: Speak Up! Speak Out! through which we hope to encourage students to find ways in which they can speak to their employers and colleagues about workplace health and safety without fear or embarrassment. WSIB has once again matched the prize money:

·        1st Place: $2000 for the entrant(s), $2000 for their school

 ·         2nd Place: $1500 for the entrant(s), $1500 for their school

·         3rd Place: $1000 for the entrant(s), $1000 for their school

You can find the contest rules and the application form on our website at: www.ontario.ca/videocontest

8th annual SYTYKM video contest

The Ontario Mining Association, a not-for-profit organization, is hosting the 8th annual SYTYKM video contest for high school students. The contest challenges students to tell imaginative stories about the benefits of mining to society with 2- to 3-minute videos or a 15-second commercial. The contest, running from November 1, 2015 to April 4, 2016, offers $45,000 in cash and prizes to students and schools. Top videos earn from $2,500 to $5,000. Early bird entries are eligible for an additional $500. Any school that produces more than three videos can win $2,000. Teachers’ Choice Award voters are eligible for a $1,000 prize draw. The awards gala is on June 1, 2016, at the Royal Ontario Museum. Visit the Ontario Mining Association for more information

We need to love our trades again.


All parents should know about Skills Canada. Skills Canada has just wrapped up a national competition where top students from across the country compete in their trade for gold and a spot on Team Canada to compete at World Skills, the Olympics of skilled trades.

 Skills Canada is important to me because it’s changing the way we think about the trades, and that will have a direct impact on our lives and our economy. Who builds the world? Trades.…….more


If you are looking for documents to assist you with safety, look no further!! The new and updated safeDOCS



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