SHSM – Agriculture

What is the SHSM Agriculture Program?

The SHSM-Agriculture enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering a postsecondary destination, whether it be apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry level position in the workplace. Depending on local circumstances, the SHSM-Agriculture may be designed to have a particular focus- for example, on agricultural equipment or animal and crop science.

Schools supporting this sector

  • Centre Wellington DHS
  • College Heights SS
  • John F. Ross CVI

Why get involved?

  • Explore careers in agriculture through work placements
  • Feeding and caring for farm animals
  • Networking with local agricultural businesses
  • Field trips to a farmers’ market or farm machinery supplier
  • Touring of local Colleges and Universities
  • Graduate with a SHSM seal of designation on your secondary school diploma
  • Earn a Specialist High Skills Major designation on OSSD transcript
  • Gain valuable industry specific work experience and knowledge


The SHSM-Agriculture Program will help students develop:

  • A sound foundation to learn in the Agricultural industry
  • Animal grooming, pesticide handling, and grain grading skills
  • Personal management skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Self-confidence

Get Started Now

Talk to your school SHSM Lead or guidance counsellor to register.

For FAQ, click here!