Specialist High Skills Majors

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

Speak with your secondary school guidance team or visit the Ministry of Education Specialist High Skills Major website for more information.


2022-2023 SHSM programs offered in HPEDSB schools



Bayside Secondary School Environment
Bayside Secondary School Manufacturing
Centennial Secondary School Arts and Culture 
Centennial Secondary School Health and Wellness 
Central Hastings School Construction 
Central Hastings School
Information and Communications Technology 
Central Hastings School Transportation 
Eastside Secondary School Aviation and Aerospace 
Eastside Secondary School Construction 
Eastside Secondary School Information and Communications Technology 
Eastside Secondary School Sports 
Prince Edward Collegiate Institute Non-Profit 
Prince Edward Collegiate Institute Transportation 
North Hastings High School Environment 
Trenton High School Hospitality and Tourism 
Trenton High School Sports