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.
ST. DAVID OFFERS THE FOLLOWING MAJORS
Arts & Culture
Health & Wellness
Hospitality & Tourism
Information – Communications
Justice & Community Safety
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.