Guide to Career and Technology Studies (CTS)



Guide to Career and Technology Studies (CTS)




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Terms of Use


NOTICE TO USER: This Terms of Use Agreement is a complete and legal Agreement between You and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Alberta as represented by the Minister of Education (the “Minister”) regarding the use of Guide to Career and Technology Studies (CTS) (this “Resource”). By using this Resource, You accept all the conditions of this Agreement. If You do not agree with the following terms and conditions, do NOT use this Resource and remove all associated files from your system.


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External Internet sites listed in this Resource are provided as an added source of information on an as is basis and without warranty of any kind. Alberta Education is not responsible for the content on external sites nor do URL listings in this Resource constitute or imply an endorsement of the site’s content. The Crown, its agents, employees, or contractors will not be liable to You for any direct or indirect damages arising from the use of any of these sites.


Exploring the Internet can be educational and entertaining. However, be aware that these computer networks may not be censored. Students may unintentionally or purposely find offensive or inappropriate articles on the Internet. Since information sources are not always cited, students should be encouraged to confirm facts with a second source.


Rev. February 19, 2013