Specialist High Skills Major

The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a specialized program that allows students to gain credits toward their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and focus their learning on a specific economic sector at the same time.  The SHSM is a Ministry of Education approved program.

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 industry certifications like First Aid and CPR certifications
  • gain important skills on the job through cooperative education placements

At Central Hastings, we offer SHSM programs for Construction.

For more information, see our SHSM program description page