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Specialist High Skills Major

Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)


What are they?

Specialist High Skills Majors let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students receive the SHSM seal on their diploma when they:

  • complete a specific bundle of 8-10 courses in the student's selected field
  • earn valuable industry certifications including first aid and CPR qualifications
  • gain important skills on the job through cooperative education placements

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Who are they for?

Grade 11 and 12 students who are:

  • heading for apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace
  • wanting to identify, explore and refine their career goals and make informed choices about their next steps after secondary school.

How can they help?

Students have the opportunity to:

  • gain important skills on the job with actual employers, at skills training centres and at school
  • earn valuable industry certifications, including first aid and CPR qualifications."

This information was provided by the Government of Ontario. For more information and current updates, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Education Specialist High Skills Major Page


SHSM Programs 

Agriculture
Arts & Culture 
Business
Construction
Environment
Health & Wellness
Horticulture & Landscape
Hospitality & Tourism
Information & Comm Tech
Justice, Community Safety & Emergency Services
Manufacturing
Non-profit
Sports
Transportation


UCDSB Schools Offerings SHSM Programming


Almonte DHS

  • Construction SHSM
  • Manufacturing SHSM
  • Sports SHSM

Athens DHS

  • Environment SHSM
  • Justice, Community Safety & Emergency Services SHSM

Brockville CI

  • Arts & Culture SHSM
  • Health & Wellness SHSM

Carleton Place HS

  • Arts & Culture SHSM
  • Construction SHSM
  • Health & Wellness SHSM
  • Sports SHSM

Char-Lan DHS

  • Agriculture SHSM
  • Health & Wellness SHSM

Cornwall Collegiate VS

  • Arts & Culture SHSM
  • Health & Wellness SHSM
  • Hospitalitliy & Tourism SHSM

Gananoque ISS

  • Agriculture SHSM
  • Sports SHSM
  • Hospitality & Tourism SHSM

Glengarry DHS

  • Agriculture SHSM
  • Health & Wellness SHSM
  • Transportation SHSM

North Dundas DHS

  • Agriculture SHSM
  • Health & Wellness SHSM

North Grenville DHS

  • Arts & Culture SHSM
  • Health & Wellness SHSM
  • Information & Communications Technology SHSM
  • Transportation SHSM

Perth DCI

  • Arts & Culture SHSM
  • Business SHSM
  • Horticulture & Landscaping SHSM
  • Information & Communications Technology SHSM
  • Non-Profit SHSM
  • Sports SHSM
  • Transportation SHSM

Rideau DHS

  • Arts & Culture SHSM
  • Construction SHSM
  • Environment SHSM
  • Health & Wellness SHSM

Rockland DHS

  • Agriculture SHSM
  • Health & Wellness SHSM

Russell HS

  • Information & Communications Technology SHSM
  • Transportation SHSM

Seaway DHS

  • Agriculture SHSM
  • Health & Wellness SHSM
  • Construction SHSM
  • Transportation SHSM

Smiths Falls DCI

  • Agriculture SHSM
  • Arts & Culture SHSM
  • Hospitality & Tourism SHSM
  • Justice, Community Safety & Emergency Services SHSM
  • Sports SHSM

South Grenville DHS

  • Construction SHSM
  • Hospitality & Tourism SHSM
  • Transportation SHSM

St. Lawrence SS

  • Health & Wellness SHSM
  • Hospitality & Tourism SHSM

Tagwi SS

  • Agriculture SHSM
  • Arts & Culture SHSM
  • Construction SHSM
  • Health & Wellness SHSM

Thousand Islands SS

  • Arts & Culture SHSM
  • Health & Wellness SHSM
  • Hospitality & Tourism SHSM
  • Manufacturing SHSM

TR Leger

  • Hospitality & Tourism SHSM - Cornwall campus
  • Health & Wellness SHSM - Carleton
    Place, Smiths Falls, Perth campuses

Vankleek Hill CI

  • Agriculture SHSM
  • Health & Wellness SHSM

 


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