What is SHSM?
The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a two-year program that gives high school students in grades 11 & 12 the opportunity to customize and focus their schooling towards a specific career path they may be interested in.
The SHSM is an approved program by the Ontario Ministry of Education, and is available from school boards throughout the province, including Halton, Peel, and the Toronto District School Board. Both the Public and Catholic (separate) school boards participate, as well as French language school boards MonAvenir and Viamonde.
The SHSM offers students additional opportunities for career-specific training, on-the-job experiences, and industry certifications, at the same time that they are completing the core requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
What are the SHSM Programs?
The Ministry defines various industries as “sectors”.
In Halton and Peel Regions, SHSMs are available in the following 19 industry sectors:
- arts and culture
- food processing
- health and wellness
- horticulture and landscaping
- hospitality and tourism
- information and communications technology
- justice, community safety, and emergency services
The Specialist High Skills Program is one of a series of job skills programs provided by the Ontario Ministry of Education. These specialized programs are designed to help students focus on their areas of interest, and assist them in preparing for life after high school, and for their future careers.
What are the Benefits of a Specialist High Skills Major?
The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program provides students with specific paths to:
- Customize their secondary school education to suit their strengths, interests, creativity, and abilities
- Develop specialized knowledge, language, literacy, and skills that are valued by the sector and postsecondary education institutions
- Earn credits that are recognized by the sector and postsecondary institutions
- Gain sector-specific and career-relevant certification and training
- Develop Essential Skills and work habits that are valued by the sector, recorded using the tools in the Ontario Skills Passport (OSP)
- Identify, explore and refine career goals and make informed decisions about their future
- Remain flexible, with the option to shift between pathways, should their goals and plans change
What are SHSM Requirements?
Each SHSM has five components:
- Bundle of credits
A defined bundle of credits consisting of eight to ten Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits, including cooperative education credits
- Certification and training experiences
Sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses
- Experiential learning and career exploration activities
Experiential learning and career exploration activities within the sector
- Reach ahead experiences
Learning experiences connected with the student’s postsecondary plans
- Sector-partnered experiences
Experiences in which students engage with a sector partner to explore industry-related content, skills, and knowledge
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 industry certifications such as first aid and CPR qualifications
- gain important skills on the job through cooperative education placements
Example: SHSM in Health and Wellness
Although the framework remains consistent within all SHSM industry sectors, we can review the SHSM in Health and Wellness as an example. Health and Wellness is a popular offering, and is available at the following high schools in Mississauga and Brampton:
- John Fraser Secondary School
- The Woodlands Secondary School
- St Francis Xavier Catholic Secondary School
- Sainte Famille French Catholic Secondary School
- Chinguacousy Secondary School
- Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School
The Health and Wellness SHSM is also available the following high schools in Oakville:
- St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School
- St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School
- Oakville Trafalgar High School
- Thomas A Blakelock High School
- White Oaks Secondary School
See the charts below for all Peel and Halton Region schools.
As with all Specialist High Skills Major curricula, students enrolled in Health and Wellness are able to build a foundation of industry-focused knowledge, literacy, and skills before graduating, thus preparing them for entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or a direct position in the workplace.
Students enrolled in the Health and Wellness SHSM are still required to complete the basic core high school credits: math, science, English, social science, etc. Then on top of the core instruction, there are an additional 4 mandatory courses that must be completed: Cardo-pulmonary Resuscitation, Standard First Aid, Infection Control, plus Workplace Hazardous Materials Information.
Students are then able to choose from a list of elective courses within the Health and Wellness ecosystem, to complete their SHSM. When a Specialist High Skills Major participant graduates from high school, they receive an enhanced diploma that recognizes their additional training.
Elective Courses in Health and Wellness SHSM
- advanced training in a technique (e.g., feeding, assistance, airway management, IV insertion)
- advanced training in a technology
- allergy awareness
- ambulation, lifting, and transfers
- animal first aid
- approaches to healing
- behavior management
- child safety and injury prevention
- communication skills
- concussion awareness
- conflict resolution
- customer service
- dietary considerations
- equity and inclusion
- ethical considerations
- fire safety and fire extinguisher use
- first aid/CPR/AED awareness
- Food Handler Certification
- group dynamics
- lab practices
- leadership skills
- marine and wilderness first aid medical terminology
- mental health awareness
- Mental Health First Aid
- non-violent crisis intervention
- personal training
- personality inventory
- portfolio development
- project management
- safe body mechanics
- safe food handling – basic
- sign language
- spa service
- specialized care (e.g., diabetes, dementia, nutrition)
- sterile techniques
- stress management techniques
- waste management
- wrapping and taping for performance and injury
Experiential learning and career exploration activities
In addition to completing the mandatory and elective courses, all SHSM students are also required to participate in on-the-job experiences. Learning and career exploration opportunities relevant to the Health and Wellness sector might include:
- One-on-one observation of a co-operative education student at a placement in the Health and Wellness sector
- A day-long observation of a Health and Wellness sector worker
- Volunteering at a long term care facility
- A one-or two-week work experience with a member of an industry association or a professional in the Health and Wellness field
- Attendance at a trade show, conference, symposium or job fair
Reach ahead experiences in society
Students are provided one or more reach ahead experiences – opportunities to take the next steps along their chosen pathway.
Essential skills and work habits and the OSP
Students will develop essential skills and work habits required in the sector and document them using the Ontario Skills Passport (OSP), a component of the Specialist High Skills Major.
Postsecondary Programs and Training in the Health and Wellness Sector
A high school SHSM in Health and Wellness can lead to further postsecondary training. Students can acquire the necessary career accreditation through four different paths: apprenticeship, college, university, and entry level workplace training.
Future Career Paths
For Health & Wellness majors, possible career paths include:
- Apprenticeship – early childhood educator, child and youth worker, educational assistant
- College – paramedic, dental hygienist, pharmacy technician, practical nurse, athletic trainer
- University – audiologist, dentist, dietician, pharmacist, kinesiologist, registered nurse, doctor, physiotherapist
- Entry level workplace – certified personal trainer, lifeguard, hospital admitting clerk, doctor’s office receptionist
SHSM Red Seal
Students who successfully complete an SHSM receive:
- an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with an embossed SHSM seal
- an SHSM record documenting their achievement
- formal recognition on their Ontario Student Transcript
Specialist High Skills Major FAQs
What does the SHSM cost?
SHSM is available at no cost. Extra components of the program, including certification training, field trips for experiential learning, career exploration, and reach ahead experiences are included. Some additional optional activities may be available for a nominal cost.
What grades do students need in each course to earn an SHSM?
Students need to pass each of the courses in the required bundle of credits.
If a student is already in grade 11, is it too late to apply to an SHSM program?
It still might be possible. Ontario schools do accept students who are entering grade 12 the next year if they have the required pre-requisite courses or are planning to complete these in summer school prior to grade 12.
If a student earns a required certification during the summer, can it count towards their SHSM?
Yes, as long as they can provide documentation that shows the certification.
Can someone participate in Co-op or OYAP without being in an SHSM?
Yes, you do not need to be part of the SHSM to be a part of Co-op or OYAP.
What if a participant changes their mind and doesn’t want to complete the Specialist High Skills Major?
The Specialist High Skills Major program exists to help students identify, explore and refine their career goals, allowing a student to discover what they like doing, and just as importantly, what they don’t like doing. If their interests change, they do not have to continue in the program. All credits earned in the program count towards the completion of a standard Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
Can students return for an additional term and complete their SHSM after they graduate?
Yes, you can complete your SHSM any time after you graduate. Upon completion of the required components, you will receive an official summary sheet showing that you completed the SHSM (but you will not receive the Red Seal on your diploma).
I am a university-bound student who needs specific courses. How can I fit a Co-op course in my timetable?
You have several options. You can take co-op in the summer OR you can take a grade 11 SHSM major course during grade 10. This will leave two credits open for Co-op in grade 12.
How do you register for an SHSM?
See the school guidance counselor or the Specialist High Skills Major lead teacher.
I am in grade 12. I have not taken some of the grade 11 courses specified in the SHSM pathway chart. Can I still get my SHSM designation?
You will not get your SHSM designation until you have completed all the courses in the SHSM pathway chart for both grade 11 and grade 12.
If a student is already an OYAP student, should they also register for an SHSM?
Yes, it is strongly recommended that students register for the SHSM if their school is offering the same sector as the OYAP. Many OYAP requirements will count towards the SHSM as well.
What happens if a student wants to switch to a career in a different employment sector?
They would need to advise their guidance counsellor know that they have changed career goals. If a SHSM program exists related to the new career area, the SHSM can be switched to the new sector. (This may require a transfer to another school.) Some of the certifications and courses may also be used toward the new SHSM.
Can you register to be an SHSM student even if you are not sure that you will complete all the required components?
Yes, if you are interested in a possible career related to a specific industry sector, you can register for that SHSM.
Even if you do not complete all the components of the program, you will still benefit from certification training, field trips and other learning experiences related to the SHSM. You will also receive a summary of all your completed SHSM components when you graduate.
Will earning an SHSM help students to get into university?
At this point, the SHSM program is not a direct qualifying metric for admissions. Nevertheless, the program does provide a definite advantage for students going to university. This can occur when students are competing to obtain summer jobs between terms at university.
The SHSM qualification and associated training and certifications provide a definite advantage to students when applying for summer employment or Co-op placements. These qualifications add to a student’s portfolio when going through job interviews.
SHSM Program in Halton Region
The following Catholic and public high schools in Halton Region offer SHSM programs:
|Halton CDSB||Arts and Culture||Holy Trinity CSS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Arts and Culture||Iroquois Ridge HS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Arts and Culture||Thomas A Blakelock HS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Arts and Culture||White Oaks SS||Oakville|
|Halton CDSB||Business||Holy Trinity CSS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Business||Abbey Park HS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Business||Iroquois Ridge HS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Business||Oakville Trafalgar HS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Business||White Oaks SS||Oakville|
|Halton CDSB||Construction||St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic SS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Energy||Garth Webb SS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Energy||Thomas A Blakelock HS||Oakville|
|Halton CDSB||Environment||Holy Trinity CSS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Environment||Garth Webb SS||Oakville|
|Halton CDSB||Health and Wellness||St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic SS||Oakville|
|Halton CDSB||Health and Wellness||St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic SS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Health and Wellness||Oakville Trafalgar HS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Health and Wellness||Thomas A Blakelock HS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Health and Wellness||White Oaks SS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Horticulture and Landscaping||White Oaks SS||Oakville|
|Halton CDSB||Information and Communications Technology||St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic SS||Oakville|
|Halton CDSB||Information and Communications Technology||St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic SS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Information and Communications Technology||Abbey Park HS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Information and Communications Technology||Oakville Trafalgar HS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Information and Communications Technology||Thomas A Blakelock HS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services||Abbey Park HS||Oakville|
|Halton CDSB||Manufacturing||Holy Trinity CSS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Manufacturing||Oakville Trafalgar HS||Oakville|
|Halton CDSB||Non-profit||St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic SS||Oakville|
|Halton CDSB||Sports||St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic SS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Transportation||Abbey Park HS||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Transportation||White Oaks SS||Oakville|
|CS Viamonde||Information and Communications Technology||ÉS Gaétan Gervais||Oakville|
|CS Viamonde||Sports||ÉS Gaétan Gervais||Oakville|
|CS catholique MonAvenir||Health and Wellness||ÉSC Sainte-Trinité||Oakville|
|Halton DSB||Arts and Culture||Craig Kielburger SS||Milton|
|Halton CDSB||Business||Bishop Paul Francis Reding Catholic SS||Milton|
|Halton CDSB||Business||St. Francis Xavier Catholic SS||Milton|
|Halton DSB||Business||Craig Kielburger SS||Milton|
|Halton DSB||Business||Milton DHS||Milton|
|Halton CDSB||Construction||Bishop Paul Francis Reding Catholic SS||Milton|
|Halton DSB||Construction||Milton DHS||Milton|
|Halton CDSB||Energy||Bishop Paul Francis Reding Catholic SS||Milton|
|Halton DSB||Health and Wellness||Milton DHS||Milton|
|Halton DSB||Horticulture and Landscaping||Craig Kielburger SS||Milton|
|Halton DSB||Hospitality and Tourism||Craig Kielburger SS||Milton|
|Halton CDSB||Information and Communications Technology||Bishop Paul Francis Reding Catholic SS||Milton|
|Halton CDSB||Information and Communications Technology||St. Francis Xavier Catholic SS||Milton|
|Halton DSB||Information and Communications Technology||Craig Kielburger SS||Milton|
|Halton DSB||Information and Communications Technology||Milton DHS||Milton|
|Halton CDSB||Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services||St. Francis Xavier Catholic SS||Milton|
|Halton DSB||Manufacturing||Milton DHS||Milton|
|Halton CDSB||Non-profit||Bishop Paul Francis Reding Catholic SS||Milton|
|Halton DSB||Non-profit||Milton DHS||Milton|
|Halton CDSB||Sports||Bishop Paul Francis Reding Catholic SS||Milton|
|Halton CDSB||Sports||St. Francis Xavier Catholic SS||Milton|
|Halton CDSB||Transportation||Bishop Paul Francis Reding Catholic SS||Milton|
|Halton DSB||Transportation||Craig Kielburger SS||Milton|
|Halton DSB||Transportation||Milton DHS||Milton|
|Halton DSB||Agriculture||Acton DHS||Halton Hills|
|Halton CDSB||Arts and Culture||Christ the King Catholic SS||Halton Hills|
|Halton CDSB||Construction||Christ the King Catholic SS||Halton Hills|
|Halton DSB||Construction||Georgetown DHS||Halton Hills|
|Halton DSB||Environment||Georgetown DHS||Halton Hills|
|Halton CDSB||Hospitality and Tourism||Christ the King Catholic SS||Halton Hills|
|Halton DSB||Hospitality and Tourism||Georgetown DHS||Halton Hills|
|Halton CDSB||Information and Communications Technology||Christ the King Catholic SS||Halton Hills|
|Halton DSB||Information and Communications Technology||Acton DHS||Halton Hills|
|Halton DSB||Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services||Georgetown DHS||Halton Hills|
|Halton DSB||Manufacturing||Georgetown DHS||Halton Hills|
|Halton DSB||Sports||Georgetown DHS||Halton Hills|
|Halton DSB||Transportation||Georgetown DHS||Halton Hills|
|Halton CDSB||Arts and Culture||Corpus Christi Catholic SS||Burlington|
|Halton CDSB||Arts and Culture||Notre Dame Catholic SS||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Arts and Culture||Burlington Central HS||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Arts and Culture||M M Robinson HS||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Arts and Culture||Nelson HS||Burlington|
|Halton CDSB||Business||Corpus Christi Catholic SS||Burlington|
|Halton CDSB||Business||Notre Dame Catholic SS||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Business||Burlington Central HS||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Business||M M Robinson HS||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Construction||M M Robinson HS||Burlington|
|Halton CDSB||Environment||Corpus Christi Catholic SS||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Environment||Aldershot HS||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Environment||Gary Allan High School - Bronte Creek||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Health and Wellness||Aldershot HS||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Health and Wellness||M M Robinson HS||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Health and Wellness||Nelson HS||Burlington|
|Halton CDSB||Horticulture and Landscaping||Notre Dame Catholic SS||Burlington|
|Halton CDSB||Hospitality and Tourism||Notre Dame Catholic SS||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Hospitality and Tourism||Nelson HS||Burlington|
|Halton CDSB||Information and Communications Technology||Assumption Catholic SS||Burlington|
|Halton CDSB||Information and Communications Technology||Notre Dame Catholic SS||Burlington|
|Halton CDSB||Manufacturing||Notre Dame Catholic SS||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Manufacturing||Burlington Central HS||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Manufacturing||M M Robinson HS||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Manufacturing||Nelson HS||Burlington|
|Halton CDSB||Non-profit||Assumption Catholic SS||Burlington|
|Halton CDSB||Sports||Assumption Catholic SS||Burlington|
|Halton CDSB||Sports||Corpus Christi Catholic SS||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Transportation||M M Robinson HS||Burlington|
|Halton DSB||Transportation||Nelson HS||Burlington|
SHSM Program in Peel Region
Find any school to see which courses they offer:
|Peel DSB||Arts and Culture||Cawthra Park SS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Arts and Culture||John Fraser SS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Arts and Culture||The Woodlands School||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Arts and Culture||Father Michael Goetz CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Arts and Culture||Iona Catholic Secondary School||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Arts and Culture||Philip Pocock CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Arts and Culture||St Marcellinus CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Arts and Culture||St Joan of Arc CSS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Arts and Culture||Heart Lake SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Arts and Culture||Louise Arbour SS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Arts and Culture||Robert F Hall Catholic SS||Caledon|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Arts and Culture||St Edmund Campion SS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Arts and Culture||St. Thomas Aquinas CSS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Business||Meadowvale SS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Business||TL Kennedy SS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Business||Ascension of Our Lord CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Business||Iona CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Business||John Cabot CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Business||St. Aloysius Gonzaga CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Business||St Joseph CSS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Business||Central Peel SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Business||Harold M Brathwaite SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Business||North Park SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Business||Sandalwood Heights SS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Business||Holy Name of Mary CSS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Business||St. Roch CSS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Construction||Meadowvale SS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Construction||West Credit SS||Mississauga|
|CS catholique MonAvenir||Construction||ÉSC Sainte-Famille||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Construction||Fletcher's Meadow SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Construction||Bramalea SSBramalea SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Construction||Brampton Centennial SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Construction||Judith Nyman SS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Construction||St. Augustine CSS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Energy||St. Paul CSS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Environment||Stephen Lewis SS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Environment||St. Aloysius Gonzaga CSS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Environment||Humberview SS||Caledon|
|Peel DSB||Health and Wellness||John Fraser SS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Health and Wellness||The Woodlands School||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Health and Wellness||St Francis Xavier CSS||Mississauga|
|CS catholique MonAvenir||Health and Wellness||ÉSC Sainte-Famille||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Health and Wellness||Mississauga SS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Health and Wellness||Humberview SS||Caledon|
|Peel DSB||Health and Wellness||Fletcher's Meadow SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Health and Wellness||Chinguacousy SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Health and Wellness||Sandalwood Heights SS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Health and Wellness||St. Marguerite d'Youville CSS||Brampton|
|CS Viamonde||Health and Wellness||ÉS Jeunes sans frontières||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Hospitality and Tourism||Rick Hansen SS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Hospitality and Tourism||West Credit SS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Hospitality and Tourism||Philip Pocock CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Hospitality and Tourism||St Francis Xavier CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Hospitality and Tourism||St Marcellinus CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Hospitality and Tourism||St. Martin CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Hospitality and Tourism||St. Michael Catholic SS||Caledon|
|Peel DSB||Hospitality and Tourism||David Suzuki SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Hospitality and Tourism||Louise Arbour SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Hospitality and Tourism||Turner Fenton SS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Hospitality and Tourism||Cardinal Leger CSS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Hospitality and Tourism||St Edmund Campion SS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Hospitality and Tourism||St. Marguerite d'Youville CSS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Information and Communications Technology||Meadowvale SS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Information and Communications Technology||TL Kennedy SS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Information and Communications Technology||Father Michael Goetz CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Information and Communications Technology||Our Lady of Mount Carmel CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Information and Communications Technology||St Joan of Arc CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Information and Communications Technology||St. Michael Catholic SS||Caledon|
|Peel DSB||Information and Communications Technology||Brampton Centennial SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Information and Communications Technology||Castlebrooke SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Information and Communications Technology||Fletcher's Meadow SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Information and Communications Technology||Heart Lake SS||Brampton|
|CS Viamonde||Information and Communications Technology||ÉS Jeunes sans frontières||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services||Port Credit SS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services||Iona CSS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services||Harold M Brathwaite SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Manufacturing||Clarkson Secondary School||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Manufacturing||Port Credit SS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Manufacturing||Rick Hansen SS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Manufacturing||Chinguacousy SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Non-profit||Stephen Lewis SS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Non-profit||Castlebrooke SS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Non-profit||Cardinal Ambrozic CSS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Non-profit||Holy Name of Mary CSS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Non-profit||Notre Dame CSS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Non-profit||St Edmund Campion SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Sports||Applewood Heights SS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Sports||Lorne Park SS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Sports||Loyola CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Sports||St. Martin CSS||Mississauga|
|CS catholique MonAvenir||Sports||ÉSC Sainte-Famille||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Sports||St. Michael Catholic SS||Caledon|
|Peel DSB||Sports||Castlebrooke SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Sports||Central Peel SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Sports||David Suzuki SS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Sports||Cardinal Ambrozic CSS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Sports||Robert F Hall Catholic SS||Caledon|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Sports||St Edmund Campion SS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Sports||St. Marguerite d'Youville CSS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Transportation||Lincoln M Alexander SS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Transportation||Philip Pocock CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Transportation||St Francis Xavier CSS||Mississauga|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Transportation||St Joseph CSS||Mississauga|
|Peel DSB||Transportation||Humberview SS||Caledon|
|Peel DSB||Transportation||Bramalea SS||Brampton|
|Peel DSB||Transportation||Turner Fenton SS||Brampton|
|Dufferin-Peel CDSB||Transportation||St. Augustine CSS||Brampton|
In conclusion, is the SHSM a good program?
The Specialist High Skills Major program provides students with specialized skills, knowledge, and certifications that will help them to succeed in their future career. As a result, participants are better equipped to enter the workforce in their chosen field.
SHSM is one of several excellent academic programs that provide enhanced educational opportunities for Ontario high school students in grades 11 and 12, and it is available through the Halton District School Board, the Halton District Catholic School Board, the Peel District School Board, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, and the Toronto District School Board. Courses are offered in both the English language, and through French language school boards. SHSM is a popular and highly recommended program for students who want to form a solid base for their future careers, whether it is employment with a company or organization, or entrepreneurship.
Check out more info on individual high schools in Halton and Peel Regions at the following links: