WHAT IS SPECIALIST HIGH SKILLS MAJOR (SHSM)?

Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a Ministry approved program that encourages students to focus their education on a specific employment sector.  Please click on the green text above or the graphic below to go directly to our SHSM High Skills website.

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ST. DAVID OFFERS THE FOLLOWING MAJORS

Arts & Culture
Business
Construction
Health & Wellness
Hospitality & Tourism
Information – Communications
Justice & Community Safety
Transportation

COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM

  • A bundle of Courses related to a major
    • Often these are the classes you are interested in, and need, for post-secondary
  • Co-op experience in an area of interest
    • Gain valuable work experience, and network with those in the field
  • Industry-recognized Certifications related to the sector
    • Free training, where transportation and lunch is provided. These look great on your resume!

WHY GET INVOLVED?

Students who successfully complete all components of the program earn a Specialist High Skills Major (Red Seal) designation on their Diploma.

Some secondary institutions offer scholarships. For example, the University of Guelph-Humber offers a $500 Entrance Award for students in these majors: Arts & Culture, Business, Health & Wellness, Information & Communications Technology, and Justice & Community Services. Check out more information on their website:  https://www.guelphhumber.ca/sfs/shsm-entrance-award

For more information about Specialist High Skills Major, see your Guidance Counselor and visit the SHSM website.

SHSM – www.highskills.ca