The Forestry SHSM is divided into 5 main categories. Over the Gr 11/12 years, the student must complete all the requirements in all four categories listed below. This SHSM sector is available at Granite Ridge Education Centre. Please scroll down to see each category
Certifications are broken down into two main categories. These are free of charge for SHSM students, are industry recognized and in demand for employers wanting to hire
3. Experiential Learning and Career Exploration Activities
These opportunities are relevant to the sector and might include:
one on one observation of a cooperative education student at a placement in the forestry sector (job twinning).
a day-long observation of a staff at a lumber yard (job shadowing).
a one-or two-week work experience with a member of an industry association or a professional in the sector (work experience).
participation in a local, provincial, or national Skills Canada competition.
attendance at a forestry sector trade show, a conference, or job fair
a tour of a forestry industry workplace (e.g. sawmill)
a volunteer experience planting trees as part of a community initiative.
4. Reach Ahead Experiences
Some examples of Reach Ahead Experiences are:
Apprenticeship: visiting an approved apprenticeship delivery agent in the sector
College: visiting a college with a sector specific program
University: visiting a university with a sector specific program
Workplace: visiting/interviewing an employee in the sector
For current opportunities please follow the link below
5. Cooperative Education (Coop)
Cooperative education provides secondary school students with a wide range of rigorous learning opportunities connected to communities outside the school. It is designed to recognize and respond to the diversity of Ontario’s student population, and it can engage all students. In cooperative education, students learn in safe, culturally responsive environments in the community, and they are actively involved in determining what they learn, how they learn, when and where they learn, and how they demonstrate their learning.
Students must complete a minimum 2 credit coop in a related course. This can include summer coop and paid coop placements. Summer coop can happen immediately after a student completes Grade 10. A student becomes a Grade 11 student July 1st after they complete Grade 10. Summer coop is a very good option for students who worry that they won't have room in their timetable in Grade 11 or 12 to take two credits of coop.
For more information follow the link below.