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.

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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 qualifications
  • Gain important skills on the job through cooperative education placements
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SHSMs are available in the following 19 sectors, many of which lead to well-paying skilled trades careers:

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Ontario high schools have a variety of job skills programs to help meet the needs, interests and strengths of all students, engaging them in learning and preparing them for graduation, life beyond high school and the jobs of the future.

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ACT First Aid provides the following courses for SHSM schools across Ontario.

We offer courses in Health and Wellness, Sports, Construction, Community Justice, Arts and Culture, Business, Food Processing, Hospitality and Tourism, Transportation and much more.

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Level C (CPR C) or Health Care Provider Health (HCP), including AED for both.
  • Standard First AId
  • Infection Control
  • Wrapping and Taping for Performance and Injury
  • Allergy Awareness
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Food Handler Certification
  • safeTALK - Mental Health
  • Anti - Oppression and allyship training
  • Fire Safety
  • Leadership Skills
  • Ladder Safety
  • Respiratory Fit Testing
  • Basic Health and Safety
  • Working at Heights
  • Electrical Safety
  • Lockout / Tagout
  • Traffic Control
  • Hoisting and Rigging
  • Propane Safety
  • Scaffold Safety
  • Defensive Driving
  • Life Saving - Bronze Cross
  • Public Speaking
  • Personal Finance and Business Workshops
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Please get in touch with our instructors to book a course and learn about our pricing.

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