Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM): Health and Wellness / Business Sector

The Specialist High Skills Major is funded by the Ministry of Education and is geared towards students who have an interest in the Health and Wellness Sector and NEW this year in the Business Sector.  It is available to ALL STUDENTS at NO COST.  Students in Grade 9 and 10 can fill out an application form to apply.  Applications forms can be found in the Guidance Office.  The program begins in Grade 11 and ends in Grade 12.  Graduates will earn a SHSM Red Seal on their diplomas as well as gain experience that will assist in post-secondary supplementary and/or character profile applications and scholarships.  They will slo have a resume rich with information at such a young age .

The SHSM students newly registered in the Specialist High Skills Major started their year at the YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Education Center on October 12th, 2018.  Here, they received 2 certifications outdoors in Customer Service and Personality Inventory.

Next, is a “Coding” Certification with the Canadian Learning Code Team that will deliver a hands-on, interactive, technology-based Education to all of our SHSM students .

We will also be taking our SHSM students to a Career Forum excursion to gain “Experiential” insight of possible careers followed by a Toronto Marlies game at the Coca Cola Coliseum on December 5th hosted by the Maple Leaf Sport & Entertainment Industry (MLSE). This will be an exciting event that lets students explore the Business Sport & Health Industries.

To find out more information on the SHSM program, please contact the Guidance Department or the following SHSM Liaisons.

Ms. C. Marchese:  SHSM Liaison for Health and Wellness, Department Head of Guidance

Mr. R. Fiore – SHSM Liaison for Business – Department Head of Business