Technology is all around us and how our students are prepared to interact with such technology is a key aspect of education at Conestoga Valley. The mission statement from the Engineering by Design program is an excellent view into the department’s perception of technology education.
"We live in a technological world. Living in the twenty-first century requires much more from every individual than a basic ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematics. Technology affects every aspect of our lives, from enabling citizens to perform routine tasks to requiring that they be able to make responsible, informed decisions that affect individuals, our society, and the environment.
Citizens of today must have a basic understanding of how technology affects their world and how they exist both within and around technology. Technological literacy is fundamentally important to all students. Technological processes have become so complex that the community and schools collaborate to provide a quality technology program that prepares students for a changing technological world that is progressively more dependent on an informed, technologically literate citizenry."
-- Engineering by Design Mission retrieved from http://www.iteea.org/EbD/ebd.htm.