What is a Specialist High Skills Major program or a SHSM?
An SHSM 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 their transition after graduation to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace.
How is a Specialist High Skills Major
Students who successfully complete an SHSM receive:
• an Ontario Secondary School Diploma with an embossed red seal
• an SHSM Record documenting his/her achievement
• formal recognition on his/her Ontario Student Transcript.