What is a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)?
An SHSM is a Ministry approved specialized program that allows grade 11 or 12 students to focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D). Upon completion of their SHSM, students will receive a red seal on their diploma.
The requirements include:
completing a specific bundle of 8-10 courses in the student's selected field
- earning valuable industry certifications including first aid and CPR qualifications
- gaining important skills on the job with employers through a co-op placement linked to their SHSM
SHSM's at Westlane:
DSBN Regional SHSM's:
Please see Guidance for more information on signing up for an SHSM!