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SHSM (Specialist High Skills Major)

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Should I Be In An SHSM Program?

Specialist High Skills Majors

Sir Winston Churchill is home to FOUR (4) SHSM programs:

 Ontario Secondary School Diploma Sample

Courses focused towards a career

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.

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.

Specialist High Skills Major Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

Updated on Wednesday, September 27, 2023.
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