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What is SHSM?

The Specialist High Skills Major (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.

Why SHSM?

  • An SHSM allows students to experience a range of customized learning opportunities in an area that interests them, and helps to engage them in their school program.
  • An SHSM program gives students the opportunity to explore, identify, and refine career goals and make informed decisions related to postsecondary education or training and next steps towards a career.
  • An SHSM helps students gain confidence in their ability to succeed, and see the connections between their studies, the world beyond high school, and their future careers.

Upcoming Events

  • Nov 13
    CHSS: Health & Wellness - Hair Extension Training
  • Nov 13
    EDHS: HOT ZONE - Tech Cert (Propane Safety, Fire Extinguisher, Confined Space)
  • Nov 14
    Build a Dream @ Bingemans
  • Nov 14
    CCVI: Arts & Culture - Interactive Art Forms @ Toronto Zoo
  • Nov 18-Nov 19
    GCVI: Horticulture - Mini Excavator and Skid Steer
  • Nov 19-Nov 20
    CWDHS: FIRST AID
  • Nov 19
    CEC: Health & Wellness @ Schlegel Village
  • Nov 20
    ODSS: Arts & Culture - Musical Theatre (Billy Elliot) @ Stratford Festival Theatre
  • Nov 20
    NDSS: HOT ZONE - Tech Cert (Propane Safety, Fire Extinguisher, Confined Space)
  • Nov 21
    WSS: Arts & Culture - Theatre & Set Production @ Theatre Toronto
  • Nov 21
    WHSS: Arts & Culture - Exhibit @ AGO & One of a Kind Show
  • Nov 21-Nov 22
    CCVI: FIRST AID
  • Nov 21
    CEC: Arts & Culture @ Guelph Civic Museum
  • Nov 21
    CWDHS: Business - Visual Merchandising @ Sherway Gardens
  • Nov 21
    Skills Ontario Young Women's Conference @ Linamar
  • Nov 22
    WSS/NDSS/CWDHS/WHSS: Arts & Culture - Multi School Arts Day
  • Nov 26
    WSS: ICT - Grade 8 Tech Day
  • Nov 27
    CDDHS: A&C/CON - Workshops and Tour @ U of G
  • Nov 27
    JFRCVI: HOT ZONE - Tech Cert (Conflict Resolution, Patient Transfer, Lift Respiratory)
  • Nov 27
    WHSS: All Sectors - Leadership/Communication @ Science North
  • Nov 27
    CCVI: HOT ZONE - Tech Cert (Propane Safety, Fire Extinguisher, Confined Space)
  • Nov 27
    JFRCVI: Arts & Culture - One of a Kind Show @ Enercare Centre
  • Nov 28-Nov 29
    CHSS: FIRST AID
  • Nov 28
    WHSS: Science North Trip
  • Nov 28
    EDHS: HOT ZONE - Tech Cert (Conflict Resolution, Patient Transfer, Lift Respiratory)
  • Dec 3
    NDSS: HOT ZONE - Tech Cert (Conflict Resolution, Patient Transfer, Lift Respiratory)
  • Dec 10
    GCVI: HOT ZONE - Tech Cert (Emergency Response)
  • Dec 11
    CWDHS: HOT ZONE - Tech Cert (Propane Safety, Fire Extinguisher, Confined Space)