Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) programs help students put a
laser-like focus on their learning.
SHSMs are Ministry approved specialized programs that allow
students to concentrate their education on a specific economic sector while
meeting the requirements for their high school diploma. Students gain specific
skills and knowledge relevant to the career they are interested in pursuing.
Earning a SHSM also helps students make a smooth and
successful transition from high school to college, university or the workplace.
Currently, the DSBN offers 40 Specialist High Skills Majors programs in 10 different economic sectors:
and Communication Technology
Who are they for?
Students in Grades 11 and 12 who are heading for an
apprenticeship, training, college, university or the workplace.
What are the
Students will gain important skills on the job with
actual employers, at skills training centres and at school. Students will also
earn valuable industry certifications, including first aid and CPR.