Archived — Ted Gilbert

Year: 2003 – Province: British Columbia

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

School: Kwalikum Secondary School
266 Village Way
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1T3

Principal: Darryl Craig
School Telephone: 250-752-5651
School Fax: 250-752-8604
School website:
Teacher Email:
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 9-12/metalwork, metal fabrication

Teaching approach:

Promotes student development by taking an interest in their social and emotional development.

Encourages students to challenge themselves.

Outstanding achievements:

Mr. Gilbert secured a computer-numerically-controlled Plasma torch for his program, which not only increased interest among students, but has generated business from shops in the community. The program includes building and selling fully fabricated truck trailers.

The trust and respect of the school administration and parent organizations enable him to push his program to greater heights. One project involved the creation of ornamental knives made with exotic woods. Extraordinary safety precautions are built into their production.

His network of contacts in business, industry and post-secondary institutions provide classroom benefits and job placements. Former students are often seen returning for advice.

Mr. Gilbert participates in a team of Industrial Education teachers working tohether on an Industrial Design program. The team is preparing to host the district's first-ever Trades and Technology Fair.

In Praise Of:

"He has that very rare gift of genuine compassion and empathy, coupled with the generosity of his own personal time." - Technology Educator, Kwalikum Secondary School

"Ted has taught myself, as well as many others I'm sure, a good work ethic needed to succeed in any career and in life." - Former student

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