Specialized High Skills Major at YMCI

York Memo is proud to offer two different SHSM Programs:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Health & Wellness

SHSM Group Photo


What are the Benefits?

The SHSM Program allows students to participate in a variety of specific courses that interests them and helps to involve them in their school program. A SHSM program, through the Co-op Experience, gives students the opportunity to explore the real world of work, thus allowing students to make knowledgeable decisions related to postsecondary education and towards the discovery of their Dream Job.

To date our SHSM department has offered the following workshops

  • CPR/FIRST AID Level C Training
  • Video Game Coding, Understanding LinkedIn, & Problem Solving at Microsoft A Day in the Life of Film at XOTO Studio

  • Public Speaking, Innovation, Creativity, & Entrepreneurial Skills from Flashpoint Training at Holiday Inn, Yorkdale
  • Arts Management Certificate at St. Lawrence Centre of the Arts
  • Infection Control at Toronto General Hospital
  • Make-Up & Cosmetology Certificate at the Sony Centre
  • Portfolio Development & Customer Service Certificates from Flightunit
  • Script to Screen Certificate at the Director’s Guild of Canada from XOTO Studio
  • Bike Safety from the Bike to School Project
  • Leadership Training and Tour of Factory Theatre