SHSM

At Northern there are three SHSM programs to choose from:

 

Arts and Culture *NEW!*

 

Health and Wellness

 

Manufacturing

 

Specialist High Skills Majors let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students receive the SHSM seal on their diploma when they:

  • complete a specific bundle of 8-10 courses in the student's selected field
  • earn valuable industry certifications including first aid and CPR qualifications
  • gain important skills on the job through cooperative education placements.

 

Arts & Culture *NEW!*

The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program in Arts and Culture gives students an opportunity to specialize, gain qualifications, and plan a career pathway in various areas of the Arts and Culture sector while still in high school.

The Arts and Culture sector offers students opportunities to get inspired and use their unique skills and abilities in careers in visual arts, drama and performance, technical theatre, dance, media and many other creative areas. Arts education challenges people to think critically and solve problems creatively – skills that are in high demand in all walks of life.

 

Health and Wellness

The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program in Health and Wellness gives students an opportunity to specialize, gain qualifications, and plan a career pathway in various areas of the Health and Wellness sector while still in high school.

The demand for professionals in the Health and Wellness sector in Ontario and across Canada is increasing as the age of our population increases. This sector has a wide variety of career opportunities and employs close to 2 million people across Canada. Kinesiologist, child care worker, fitness instructor, doctor, nurse, veterinary technician, hospital porter and medical technician are just some of the numerous occupations that the SHSM Health and Wellness program prepares students to pursue.

 

 

Manufacturing

The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program in Manufacturing gives students an opportunity to specialize, gain qualifications, and plan a career pathway in various areas of the Manufacturing sector while still in high school.

The Manufacturing sector, with its production of consumer and industrial goods, accounts for the greatest number of jobs in Ontario. From programming, operation, service, and repair to more specific areas such as robotics and advanced manufacturing, there are many opportunities for on the job experiences.

 

How do I sign up?

 

If you are interested in the SHSM program you can book an appointment with Ms. Vibert in Student Success or your Guidance Counselor. You also have the option of looking at the SHSM programs through myBlueprint. Simply log-in to your myBlueprint account and go to your education planner - explore programs - choose a pathway and select "indicate interest". Once this is selected Ms. Vibert will contact you to discuss how you can achieve your SHSM red seal!

 

When you are ready to enroll you will need parent permission. Have your parent/guardian sign the application form and email it to april.vibert@tdsb.on.ca