What is a 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
✔ You will earn the SHSM Red Seal with a Specialist designation on your high school diploma;
✔ You'll gain relevant skill development through experiential learning;
✔ You'll earn industry recognized certifications;
✔ You'll have opportunities for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

General SHSM program components:
●  Bundle of 7-9 credits (Grade 11 & 12, including 2 Co-op credits);
●  Industry sector recognized certifications (compulsory & electives);
●  Experiential learning opportunities (work experience & job shadowing);
●  Reach Ahead opportunities (post-secondary);
●  Essential skills and work habits;
●  Innovation, Creativity, Entrepreneurship Training (ICE).

What kinds are available?
There are currently 35 different SHSM programs offered at the schools across the OCDSB.  Each school offers a different SHSM. At Colonel By we offer a SHSM in Arts and Culture, Broadcasting and New Media.  Speak with your Guidance Counsellor for more information.

Interested in signing up?  Click here to download the SHSM registration form and return it to your Guidance Counsellor.