SHSM Programs

Birchmount Park SHSM Programs

What is a SHSM?

Specialist High Skills Major is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school. It also assists in transitions after graduation to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace.

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Pursuing an SHSM helps students to: 

  • Customize their secondary school education to suit their interests and talents. 
  • Develop specialized knowledge and skills. 
  • Gain sector-recognized certification and career-relevant training. 
  • Identify, explore and refine career goals and make informed decisions about their future.


Who notices the SHSM Red Seal on the Diploma?


What are the components of an SHSM?
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Birchmount Park has 2 SHSM programs

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Manufacturing Sector      Health and Wellness Sector

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