Kildonan-East offers 10 separate vocational technology programs, each
of which provides training skills at the job entry level. Students planning to
enter this program should select two exploratory (EX) courses as Grade 10
options. Hairstyling majors must choose all four Hairstyling 20S courses and in
Culinary Arts students must choose the two courses from Group C and one other
Upon graduation vocational technology students can receive further
training either in the workplace, in university or college, or they can enter an
All of our vocational technology offerings are open to Grade 10
students as options. Vocational technology majors are not declared until Grade
11 (except for Hairstyling). The vocational technology programs at Kildonan-East
- Auto Body Repair and Refinishing
- Automotive Technology (Power Mechanics)
- Carpentry/ (Bldg Construction)
- Climate Control (Refrigeration & Air)
- Culinary Arts (Food Services)
- Pastry Arts (Food Services)
- Graphic Arts (Advertising Arts)
- Hairstyling (Cosmetology)
Grade 11 and grade 12 vocational technology students complete four
credits each year in their major.
Auto Body is a technical program that covers the metal repairs
and painting procedures on automotive vehicles. You will have the opportunity to
develop skills which will readily enhance your abilities to make auto body
repairs to vehicles and to seek employment in auto body, welding related fields,
estimating, parts management and the automotive industry.
If you have an interest in mechanical work and enjoy working with your
hands in a challenging technical field, Automotive Technology is the program for
you. You learn how to service, maintain and repair the various electronic and
mechanical components in the automotive, transportation and power equipment
Business Technology program encompasses a variety of courses in business theory.
Students interested in a career in a small business environment, a large
corporation or who may dream of running their own business will benefit from
this program. All aspects of business will be studied, from preparing business
plans, dealing effectively with clients and customers, managing the financial
side of business, evaluating today's market needs, to office management skills.
Employers are looking for employees that are ready to hit the ground running,
and the Business Education Program will provide students with practical skills
for the job market upon graduation. The program consists of any 8 credits that
are selected from a variety of one credit and half-credit courses. Any of the
Business courses may be taken as electives to fulfill option requirements in
another program. Students intending to continue post-secondary education at a
university may also choose to combine the Business Education program with
University Entrance courses for a Dual Diploma.
If you enjoy
working with your hands, have good eye-hand co-ordination, good math skills and
some creativity, you may wish to consider Carpentry. Carpentry deals with the
construction of buildings, furniture and cabinetry using wood products as the
primary construction material. The Carpentry course covers the proper use and
safe operations of tools and equipment used in the industry.
you looking for a rewarding and challenging career choice with lots of earning
potential? Do you enjoy working with your hands? The Climate Control Technology
Program is for you. You will learn how to install, repair, and service various
types of heating, cooling and ventilation equipment used in our homes. This
industry is focused towards providing us with a clean and comfortable indoor
environment regardless of the outdoor weather conditions. Upon successful
completion of the course, graduates have the option of directly entering the
work force, or pursuing their studies at a post-secondary
The Food Services sector has become one of the
fastest growing industries in Canada, and for this reason there is a tremendous
shortage of well-trained entry-level cooks. The Culinary Arts Course is designed
to prepare students to enter the labour force.
Students spend a portion of their day on theory and the balance of the
day in the kitchen, preparing food for the lunch cafeteria and dining room
service. They are also given opportunity to prepare foods for special functions
such as dinner theatre, monthly gourmet dinners, banquet service, and outside
school catering. Students who choose to major in Culinary Arts will be eligible
for the apprenticeship program. The Culinary Arts Program at Kildonan-East is a
fully accredited program with the Province of Manitoba.
Pastry Chefs Create Dessert Menus from Conception to Finished Project.
They meet with an establishment's owner or manager to decide what to put on the
menu and then create samples before final decisions are made. Many restaurants
or hotels will have signature desserts that will be carried forward from one
chef to the next. Pastry chefs are also required to work with seasonally
available produce and products and determine the cost of items. Fresh fruits are
often featured in season and holiday-specific items are created to please
diners. Special dietary needs must also be taken into consideration when it is a
requirement for a particular party or event.
lights up our cities, factories and homes, provides power to all our modern
appliances and entertainment equipment. It is even becoming a means of modern
transportation in all-electric vehicles. If you have the desire to enter into a
career with ever-increasing opportunities then the Electrical Program could be
for you. In the Electrical program you will learn how to install, maintain and
repair many different forms of electrical wiring and equipment. This program
is accreditated for the level 1 technical in-school portion of the Electrical
Construction Trade Apprenticeship.
you are artistic, creative, curious, and imaginative, consider Graphics. Graphic
Design is the art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. It may
be applied in any media such as print, digital media, motion picture,
television, and animation. Examples of graphic design include advertising books,
magazines, logos, signs, packaging, posters, websites, CDs, DVDs, television
graphics, and much more.
This program uses a hands-on approach to teach the principles required
to solve graphic design problems. Using industry-standard software and related
programs, students develop the ability and confidence to create successful
The Graphic Design program has two main objectives: First, to provide
students with theoretical concepts and practical skills utilized in the graphics
industry. The second, to prepare students for a possible career in the
If you are interested in the art and science of
beauty, then a career in Hairstyling may be for you. During the three year
Hairstyling program you will develop the necessary skills to enter a career that
may branch into many different and challenging opportunities.
Photographic skills are developed through a variety
of assignments. When involved in the photography program, you will progress from
assignments using black and white film to technically demanding color
photography. Students are responsible for completing their assignments from
start to finish, including everything from the set-up, film processing, to the
final print. The major advances in digital cameras are changing the photographic
world. Digital imaging is an important part of the photography program. Students
learn various photographic techniques with digital cameras and image
manipulation on the computers, including resizing, color correction, combining
images, as well as preparing images for printing and the Internet. Photography
students play a major role in producing images for all aspects of school use.
Upon graduation you will leave with an impressive portfolio containing readily
available work samples to show prospective