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Specialist High Skills Major Construction Construction Manufacturing Manufacturing Transportation Transportation Hospitality an Tourism Hospitality an Tourism Environment and Resource Studies Environment and Resource Studies
What is a SHSM? Specialized career-focused high school program allowing students to prepare for a career that matches their individual skills and interests As SHSM students work towards their high school diploma, they obtain valuable work related skills, knowledge and certifications recognized by the Hospitality and Tourism industry
How does SHSM benefit you? SHSM students will have a better awareness of the range of career opportunities in the Construction, Transportation, Manufacturing, Hospitality and Tourism, and the Environment and Resource Studies industry They will be better prepared for their post secondary studies and work in this field
How does SHSM benefit you? The focused learning experiences of a SHSM offers students the opportunity to: gain a better understanding of the industry through their co-op education and other reach-ahead or experiential learning activities. SHSM participants are more equipped to make informed career decisions explore & identify career goals
How does SHSM benefit you? The experiential learning opportunities provided in a SHSM enable students to refine their skills and improve their work habits, gain confidence in their ability to succeed, and see the connections between their studies, the real world, and their future careers. Students are also able to begin to establish relationships and networks in their chosen fields.
How does SHSM benefit you? Students who graduate with a SHSM can look forward to improved prospects after secondary school because of the recognition and support for the SHSM framework from the business sector, apprenticeship training programs, colleges, and universities.
Specialist High Skills Major 5 Components Essential Skills and work habits/OSP Bundle of Credits (8-10 credits) Certifications and Training Programs Experiential Learning & Career Exploration “Reach Ahead” Experiences
Bundle of Credits 4 "major" credits in your chosen SHSM field (2 in Grade 11 & 2 in Grade 12) 4 "major" credits in your chosen SHSM field (2 in Grade 11 & 2 in Grade 12) 1 Grade 11 English credit 1 Grade 11 English credit 1 Grade 12 math credit 1 Grade 12 math credit 1 science or business credit 1 science or business credit 2 Co-Op credits 2 Co-Op credits
Experiential Learning & Career Exploration Activities Planned activities that take place outside of the regular classroom and relate to SHSM sector Job Shadowing Job Twinning Work Experience Explore, observe, participate and reflect on a variety of sector-specific experiences and careers
Reach Ahead Opportunities Attend a college or university class/lecture specific to the SHSM Attend a college/university campus tour or industry setting Interview a skilled trades person Participate in Skills Canada competitions
Development of Essential Skills & Ontario Skills Passport (OSP) identifies work habits required of employees identifies work habits required of employees Ontario Skills Passport (OSP) provides clear descriptions of the Essential Skills and work habits important for work, learning and life. Ontario Skills Passport (OSP) provides clear descriptions of the Essential Skills and work habits important for work, learning and life.
Essential Skills Include… Read Text Money Math Writing Scheduling or Budgeting & Accounting Document Use Measurement & Calculation Computer Use Data Analysis Oral Communication Numerical Estimation Thinking Skills… Job Task Planning & Organization Decision Making Problem Solving Finding Information
Students can complete the SHSM program to prepare them for their pathway to any of the four post-secondary destinations, apprenticeship, college, university and work
Transcript will indicate that student has earned extra qualifications
SHSM Record ‘major’ and ‘other required’ credits Certifications and training programs ‘Reach Ahead’ activities Use of the Ontario Skills Passport (OSP) SHSM Sector Principal’s signature
Why choose SHSM? experiential learning opportunities! refine your skills! improve work habits! gain confidence in your ability to succeed! begin to establish relationships and networks! see the connections between their studies, the real world, and their future careers!