Presentation on theme: "Specialist High Skills Major in Transportation A great choice for your future!!"— Presentation transcript:
Specialist High Skills Major in Transportation A great choice for your future!!
What is the SHSM Transportation Program? It is a ministry-approved specialized career-focused program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector in the Transportation industry by preparing students to make the transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace.
Why get involved? A growing high demand in skilled Transportation jobs! Explore a variety of related career option in the transportation service industry. SHSM-Transportation gives students the opportunity to test drive and begin their career sooner with certifications required in industry Complete sector recognized training courses.
Why get involved? Continued…. Acquire specific skills in classroom and workplace settings relevant to their post- secondary pathway Graduate with a SHSM seal of designation on your secondary school diploma
Why get involved? Continued…. Earn a Specialist High Skills Major designation on OSSGD transcript Gain valuable industry specific work experience and knowledge through our partners in Coop!!
What skills will I develop while in the SHSM-Transportation program? The SHSM-Transportation Program gives students a chance to develop: A sound foundation for further learning the Transportation industry Servicing or repairing transportation vehicles Personal management skills
What skills will I develop while in the SHSM-Transportation program? Continued…… Personal management skills Teamwork skills Communication skills Leadership skills Self-confidence
What can I do to prepare? Apply in either Grade 10 or 11 to begin the program the following year Plan your courses so that you have room to take the 6 credit program beginning in either Grade 11 or 12 Program Planning This is a limited enrolment, if you are interested but have not completed a Request for Information Form (RIF), available in student services, you should complete the RIF as soon as possible and have it faxed to the appropriate School to Career contact or go to and log in using your OEN number and birth date. OEN numbers can be found on report cards, student cards, credit counselling summaries.
How can I get more information? Visit your School Guidance Counsellor. Your Guidance Counselor will provide information about: SHSM Print materials SHSM Parent-Student Information Evenings. The application process
What do I select on my option sheet? See your School Guidance Counsellor and sign up! Go to and follow the simple instructions.www.onsorts.com
Certifications offered through SHSM: Standard First Aid Adult CPR WHMIS Personal Safety Other industry certifications
Where is the SHSM offered? Nelson High School 4181 New St., Burlington, ON, L7L 1T3 Phone: FAX: Nelhs.hdsb.ca
When is SHSM offered? September 2008 to June 2009 school calendar year The program has limited student placements and accepts students on a first come first serve! Act now!