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Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)

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Don’t Just Graduate With A Diploma – Graduate With A Résumé!


How will the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)  Program help your résumé?

Imagine a program where you can get high school credits, work experience and certifications in a specific industry that you are interested in...you don't have to imagine this program because it exists! The SHSM program enables senior students to gain valuable hands-on experience,while they are working toward their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. 

The purpose of this program is to help prepare students for life after high school. It allows students to direct their studies to a specific area of interest and prepares them for pursuing that interest either in the workplace, an apprenticeship, college or university. 


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What will you get out of it?

•Hands-on training
• Industry specific skills
• Recognized certifications
• Work experience through co-op
• Strong academic knowledge base
• New learning opportunities
• Better understanding of the career that you are interested in
• And, a great résumé

But, don't take our word for it - take a look for yourself!

Jane Doe is interested in the hospitality industry, take a look at what her résumé would look like with and without a SHSM in Hospitality and Tourism.

Jane's résumé without a
SHSM in Hospitality and Tourism

Jane's résumé with a
SHSM in Hospitality and Tourism

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Students who complete all components of their SHSM will graduate with a Red Seal on their diploma, as well as an official Ministry Record Card outlining the completion of each component. Students who complete some of the SHSM components, but not all, will receive an official Ministry Record Card outlining which components they have completed.


And, there is no cost to take a SHSM program.