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St. Marys Catholic High School
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Specialist High Skills Major

​​​​What are they?

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's 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 with employers.

Who are they for?

Grade 11 and 12 students who are:

  • heading for an apprenticeship, training, college, university or the workplace.
  • wanting to identify, explore and refine their career goals and make informed choices about their next steps after secondary school.

How can they help?

Students have the opportunity to:

  • Gain important skills on the job with actual employers, at skills training centres and at school.
  • Earn valuable industry certifications, including first aid and CPR qualifications.

SHSM Programs Offered at St. Mary's High School:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-Profit