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The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a specialized, ministry-approved program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).


At South Huron we have 3 Specialist High Skills Majors Programs:

- Transportation (Automotive)

- Health and Wellness

- Business


SHSMs assist students in their transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace. These programs enable students to gain sector-specific skills and knowledge in engaging, career-related learning environments, and prepare in a focused way for graduation and post-secondary education, training, or employment.


Students who are enrolled in the program will complete sector-recognized certifications and or training courses as well as be part of career exploration activities such as field trips and hearing from expert guest speakers.


If you’re a grade 11 or 12 student and want more information, see Mr. Wilhelm in the building or email him at [email protected].