Specialist High Skills Majors
What is SHSM?
Specialized High Skills Major Programs (SHSM) are sector specific programs for grade 11 and 12 students. These programs allow students to focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students that complete all of the SHSM components graduate with a Red Seal Diploma. SHSM programs are for all students, supporting those pursuing workplace, college, apprenticeship and university pathways.
Why take SHSM?
SHSM programs benefit students by:
Providing sector specific training making students more competitive for program acceptance and employment.
Participating in various sector related experiences to enhance their understanding of the sector and the different career of opportunities within the sector.
Helping students make more knowledgeable choices about their future through experience and networking
Components of SHSM Programs
Required Courses including Cooperative Education
Experiential Learning Opportunities
Reach Ahead Experiences
Sector Partner Contextualized Experiences
Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship
Contextualize Learning Activities