What is an SHSM?
SHSM stands for Specialist High Skills Major which is an Ontario Ministry of Education sponsored program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector.
Here at Sir Winston we offer FOUR SHSMs in the following sectors: Arts and Culture, Business, ICT (Information and Communication Technology), and Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing!
What does an SHSM do?
An SHSM enables students to gain sector-specific skills and knowledge in the context of engaging, career-related learning environments and helps them focus on graduation and on pursuing their postsecondary goals.
What do I need to do to participate in an SHSM?
There are specific requirements to enroll, successfully participate in and graduate from an SHSM program.
Students need to attain a minimum of four credits at the grade eleven and/or twelve within their area of specialization. This is referred to as a credit "bundle". In addition to their bundle, students will gain six Certifications provided by the school, and will complete a co-op component alongside the regular requirements for the OSSD.
Specific details regarding Course Requirements and available Certifications can be found at each of our sector specific sites below: