Jason Brett

Jason_Brett@bcit.ca

work experience

Jason has 13 years of experience teaching technology education, math and science to high school students. His specialties include Engineering and Robotics. During his eleven years at David Thompson Secondary he founded FIRST Robotics Team #1346, "Trobotics" and with the support of General Motors Canada helped build the team into the top high school robotics team in Western Canada. In addition to winning awards in robotics competitions for six consecutive years, the team was recognized as the City of Vancouver's "Youth Group of the Year" for 2007. Jason also volunteers on the executive of the Pacific Youth Robotics Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing student education through competitive robotics. Over the past eight years PYRS has nurtured the VEX Robotics competition in BC as it has expanded to over 100 teams ranging from Vancouver Island to the Okanagan.

Prior to entering teaching Jason worked in the gas plants of northern Alberta and on the pipelines in Saskatchewan for Amoco Canada.

Jason studied Metals and Materials Engineering at the University of British Columbia, where he served as an executive and president of the University's student society, the Alma Mater Society, in the early '90s.

education

M.Ed (Administration and Leadership), UBC

B.Ed (Technology Studies), UBC

Certificate in Technology Teacher Education, BCIT

Metals and Materials Engineering, UBC