Courses focussed towards a career
What are they?
Specialist High Skills Majors let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students receive the SHSM's seal on their diploma when they
Who are they for?
Grade 11 and 12 students who are:
How can they help?
Students have the opportunity to:
Specialist High Skills Major Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet: PDF, 213 KB
Specialist High Skills Majors are now available in:
Want to find out what's available?
To access school address information, please check the School Information Finder.
Policy and implementation documents, and supplementary resources for SHSM programs:
In the print version:
Boards and schools can order this document in paper and CD version from ServiceOntario Publications.
Contextualized Learning Activities (CLAs)
Contextualized Learning Activities, a minimum of six hours and a maximum of ten hours in length, address curriculum expectations in the context of the sector for the other required courses. Over 700 hundred CLAs have been developed by teachers and are posted on password protected sites for educators:
SHSM Visual Identity
Additional Policy and Resource Documents
Workplace Safety Documents: