Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)

The SHSM is a Ministry-approved program that meets the needs of students who want to pursue Apprenticeship, College, University student, or employment within a specific sector. In their last two years of high school, students must complete the following components:

  1. Select courses from an approved bundle
  2. Participate in a two-credit coop program
  3. Complete a Connected Learning Activity (CLA) that connects courses to the sector
  4. Earn 6-8 industry recognized certifications
  5. Engage in experiential learning activities
  6. Take part in a reach-ahead activity to see the destination that awaits them


SHSM Program Distribution

For further information on Pathways programs please contact your guidance department.

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