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The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) encourages you to focus your secondary school education toward a career area of your choice.  No matter whether you plan to go to work, apprenticeship, or college/university you can earn a SHSM. The SHSM symbol on your diploma lets employers and post secondary education know that you have knowledge, skills, and industry-recognized qualifications related to a particular career field.  Requirements for the SHSM include:

  • 4 credits related to the major area of study
  • 3 or 4 additional required credits in relevant areas like English, Math, Science or Business
  • 2 Co-op credits related to the major area of study
  • completion of sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses related to the major area of study

St. Mary's High School offers Specialist High Skills Majors in:

Arts
& Culture
 
Business  Construction
Energy Health
& Wellness
 
Hospitality
& Tourism 
Information & Communications Justice, Community Safety
& Emergency Services
 
Manufacturing 
 
Sports 
 
Transportation 


Students interested in pursuing a SHSM must complete a
Participation Form and Trip Permission Form Completed SHSM forms may be submitted along with your Course Request Sign Off Sheet, or dropped off in the Guidance office.

 

Visit www.highskills.ca for more information.