Learning Opportunity

CTF/CTS PD Day 2024 - Skill Quest: Champions of Careers - Conference

This session has been completed.
Keynotes: Kathryn Andrews Justin Gabinet Paul Hrynew
Date:January 30, 2024
Time:8:00 am to 3:30 pm MTN
(Continental Breakfast served from 8:00am - 8:30am)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Sherwood Park (Bev Facey Community High School)
99 Colwill Boulevard
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Session Code: 24-OT-583
Focus: Career and Technology (CTS / CTF)


Tuesday, Jan 30, 2024

8:30 am – 9:30 am Modernizing the Alberta Apprenticeship Education System: Opportunities and Innovations
9:45 am – 10:45 am Concurrent Sessions A View Sessions
9:45 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions B View Sessions
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions C View Sessions
11:00 am – 3:15 pm Not Attending
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Concurrent Sessions D View Sessions
1:00 pm – 3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions E View Sessions
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions F View Sessions

Target Audience

Junior and senior high teachers of CTF and/or CTS

Also Recommended For

Administrators, Lead Teachers, Consultants

About this Learning Opportunity

The CTF/CTS Professional Development Day is a conference that brings together CTF and CTS teachers from across the province to connect with one another, as well as with presenters from schools, industry, and government. Sessions focus on the successful implementation of CTF/CTS programs

This year’s keynote speakers are Kathryn Andrews, Justin Gabinet, and Paul Hrynew, who will share how apprenticeship education and credentials have changed in Alberta in order to meet today's dynamic job market and to promote student success.  

You will also have the opportunity to share ideas and approaches with colleagues that support student learning.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • 2. Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • 4. Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • 2. Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • 3. Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge


Kathryn Andrews

Kathryn Andrews is the Director of Apprenticeship Education and Pathways with Alberta Advanced Education. Kathryn has worked in the Government of Alberta for more than 17 years in the fields of apprenticeship education, career development and supporting youth. She is passionate about helping Albertans pursue post-secondary education and finding a career they love.

Justin Gabinet

Justin Gabinet is a Senior Program Coordinator with the Ministry of Advanced Education, where his passion for education truly shines. With a background as a dedicated CTS teacher for a decade, specializing in high school Foods, Justin brings a wealth of real-world teaching experience to his current role. As a Professional Human Ecologist, he deeply appreciates the interdisciplinary nature of... Read more »

Paul Hrynew

Paul Hrynew is the Manager of Program Implementation with Alberta Advanced Education. Paul has spent six years with the Government of Alberta working with Alberta’s skilled trades and apprenticeship system. He previously spent 10 years in private industry - where he started his career as an apprentice himself -and is now grateful for the opportunity to expand and strengthen the same... Read more »