SCSS Specialist High Skills Major Program
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What is a SHSM?

A Specialized High Skills Major offers students greater choice for customized, career-focused secondary school learning in a particular sector of the economy that meets their particular interests and talents while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Focused learning experiences help students explore, identify and refine career goals and make informed decisions related to successful postsecondary transition to apprenticeship training, college, university or employment. Students are able to recognize the connection between secondary school learning and future employment by establishing relationships and networks in their chosen career field. Students gain confidence in their ability to be successful, improve their skills and work habits, in addition to earning sector-recognized certifications.


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Ministry Information:

To view Ministry of Education's information for the SHSM click here.
To view the SHSM Fact Sheet click here.