SHSM

SPECIALIST HIGH SKILLS MAJOR

WHY TAKE SHSM?

Specialist High Skills Major offers you an opportunity to complete your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) while focusing on a specific economic sector and supporting transitions to college, apprenticeship, university and the workplace.

WHY TAKE SHSM AT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL?

The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a specialized program approved by the Ministry of Education that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

These programs enable students to gain sector-specific skills and knowledge in engaging, career-related learning environments, and prepare in a focused way for graduation and postsecondary education, training or employment.

5 SHSM PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Together, these requirements provide the curriculum-based and experiential learning experiences for making a successful transition to a student’s chosen pathway.

• Bundle of Gr. 11 & 12 Courses

• Certifications

• Reach Ahead Opportunities

• Cooperative Education

• Sector Specific Partnered Experiences in Math, Coding or ICE (Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship)

KEY BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS

• Pursuing a SHSM enables students to:

• Customize their secondary school education to suit their interests and talents

• Develop specialized knowledge and skills that are valued by the sector and postsecondary education institutions

• Earn credits that are recognized by the sector and postsecondary education institutions

• Acquire sector-specific and career-relevant certification and training

• Gain confidence in their knowledge of the SHSM Sector

• Identify, explore and refine their career goals and make informed decisions about their postsecondary destination

• Remain flexible, with the option to shift between pathways

Thistletown Collegiate Institute - Chef's Harvest Party

Thistletown Chefs Harvest Party_v2.mp4

This was an amazing event organized by TCI's Hospitality and Tourism SHSM Teacher Keith Hoare and his SHSM students. The event secured 24 guest Chefs, hosted 275 Guests and, raised over $23 000 in one day!

SHSM UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS