SHSM – Hospitality and Tourism

What is the SHSM Hospitality Program?

The Specialist High Skills Major in Hospitality & Tourism allows students to make informed career choices in the Hospitality sector. They will acquire effective communication skills, demonstrate safe operation of industry equipment, food handling, business inventory controls, safety & sanitation and economic and environmental controls

Schools supporting this sector

  • Centre Dufferin DHS
  • Centre Wellington DHS
  • College Heights SS
  • Erin DHS
  • Guelph CVI
  • Orangeville DSS
  • Westside SS

Why get involved?

  • Involved in promoting local community events
  • Provide catering services internally and externally
  • Promote and advertise year end fundraiser
  • Networking with local hospitality businesses
  • Participate in a wilderness survival camp and a Skills Canada competition
  • Touring of local Colleges, Universities and Hotels
  • 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-Hospitality and Tourism Program will help students develop:

  • A strong foundation to learn in the Hospitality and Tourism industries
  • Spa etiquette, events coordination, food handling 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!