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SEPTEMBER 2015
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The Canadian Business Journal
department is to ensure that the message is heard
loud and clear. While technology is an enabler,
education is not just about technology; it’s about
the soft skills people that require in order to be
successful in the workforce, which includes the
ability to work in teams, having flexibility and
invoking effective communication standards. It’s
blending those integral soft skills with hard skills
while living in a rapidly evolving technological era
that, if executed correctly, results in the highest
standards being attained. But doing things the right
way comes with a price.
“There’s never enough money to go around,
so the challenge is to ensure that all the gaps are
closed through various ends of the city because,
being a large urban centre, we have some areas
where families are quite affluent and there are
other areas where the gap needs to be closed,”
Gauthier remarks. “We work with community
partners such as the TD Bank, which has pro-
vided a number of refurbished computers to
needy schools. We continue to explore partner-
ships with companies like IBM and APPLE for the
benefit of our schools.”
The TCDSB currently has a number of
exciting innovative programs, including three
International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma
Programme centres in secondary schools. The IB
Diploma Programme is designed as an academi-
cally challenging and balanced programme of
education with final examinations that prepares
students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 10,11,12,13,14,15,16
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