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Specialist High Skills Major

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What is Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)?
Students focus on a career path that matches their skills, interests and talents while earning their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).


Key Benefits 
- Diploma with "Specialist" Designation
- Relevant skill development through Experiential Learning
- Industry Recognized Certifications
- Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship Opportunities

SHSM Program Components:

· Bundle of 7 - 9 credits (grade 11 & 12 including 2 Coop)
· Industry Sector recognized certifications (compulsory & electives)
· Experiential Learning (work experience & job shadowing)
· Reach Ahead Opportunities (post secondary)
· Essential Skills & Work habits
· Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship (ICE)

NEW Programs

Fall 2017 

Baking and Culinary Arts — Ottawa Technical Secondary School
Construction Trades — Gloucester High School
Entrepreneurship — Earl of March Secondary School
Environment through Indigenous Lens — Hillcrest High School
Healthy Lifestyles: Foods, Health, Fitness — Sir Robert Borden High School
High-Performance Sports Program — Gloucester High School
Urban Farming — Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School
Youth Voices — Gloucester High School


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