Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Programs

The SHSM is a ministry approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and assists in their transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace. Every SHSM must include the following five components:

  • A bundle of 8-10 grade 11 and 12 credits
  • Sector recognized certifications and/or training courses
  • Experiential learning activities within the sector
  • "reach ahead" experiences connected with the student's chosen post secondary pathway
  • Development of key Essential Skills and work habits required for the sector; and the use of the Ontario Skills Passport (OSP) for purpose of documentation

Benefits to students enrolled in a SHSM Program:

  • Gain important skills on the job with actual employers, at skills training centers and at school
  • Earn valuable industry certifications, including first aid and CPR qualifications

For more information on the programs offered in our schools, click on the links below:

Sectors School Information
Agriculture Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School
Arts & Culture F. J. Brennan Catholic High School
St. Joseph's Catholic High School
St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic High School
Aviation & Aerospace Assumption College Catholic High School
Business Holy Names Catholic High School
Construction Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School
St. Joseph's Catholic High School
Energy St. Anne Catholic High School
Environment St. Anne Catholic High School
Health & Wellness Holy Names Catholic High School
St. Anne Catholic High School
St. Joseph's Catholic High School
Hospitality & Tourism Assumption College Catholic High School
Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School
F. J. Brennan Catholic High School
Information & Communication Technology Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School
Catholic Central High School
St. Anne Catholic High School
St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic High School
Justice Community Safety & Emergency Services St. Anne Catholic High School
Sports Cardinal Carter Catholic Secondary School
Catholic Central High School
F. J. Brennan Catholic High School









SHSM Links


For further information on SHSM availability, please contact:

Differentiated Experiential Learning Consultant
Mike St.Pierre
(519) 253-2481 ext. 1138
email





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