The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a specialized 2 year program approved by the Ministry of Education and offered to students in Grades 11 and 12.
SHSM allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
These programs enable students to gain sector-specific skills and knowledge in engaging, career-related learning environments, and prepare students in a focused way for graduation and postsecondary education, training or employment.
Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School is proud to offer SHSM program in the following sectors:
Health and wellness
Visit the Ministry of Education website for more information.
Students interested in SHSM program are encouraged to review the following application document.
Students are encouraged to review the following resources:
Video Overview of SHSM Programs: Arts and Culture | Business | Construction | Environment | Health and Wellness | Hospitality and Tourism | Information and Communications Technology (ICT) | Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services | Non-Profit | Sports | Transportation