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ACCOLADES FROM THE ACADEMY With a quarter of all West Catholic students involved in the Engineering Technology Academy — and an even greater number expected in the coming years — there is no shortage of students enthused to “fail forward fast” and explore how they can apply their manual and mathematical skills in future academic and professional pursuits. Traditional Engineering Program at a four-year college or university Advanced Manufacturing Certificate for regional professional application Certification to Degree Hybrid working with night/weekend classes “My favorite project was the cardboard chair project, where we had to build a chair completely of cardboard (no adhesives), holding at least 300 pounds. When my teachers presented it to me, I did not think it was possible, so it was mind-opening when my group was successful.” Nwai, Grade 10 11 21