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SHSM – Specialist High Skills Major –Sectors include:

Arts & Culture                       Business

Health & Wellness                Transportation

The Cooperative Ed​ucation component may be completed in grade 11 or 12, earning 2 credits in a placement, thus meeting the criteria for the SHSM sector. See guidance to enrol in SHSM by grade 11.

OYAP – Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

The student gains hands on experience in one of the 150+ skilled trades with a with licensed tradesperson at a real work site. Students may be signed as an apprentice with the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU), in grade 12 and continue the apprenticeship after graduation for wages. Students must be 16 years of age or older, some trades require full day co-op, see Co-op department for details.


Dual Creditsattend college once a week

Combine the Co-op work experience, with 1 weekly, 3-4 hour, college course and earn Co-op credits and 1 college credit. See Guidance or Co-op for the list of courses being offered in each semester.


Accelerated OYAP.- dual credits for selected  trades

                      Automotive Service Technician         Plumber                        Electrician

                      General Carpenter                                Drywall/Acoustic       Floor Covering

                      Child Development Practitioner         Cook                             Baker

                      Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic

​​    Truck and Coach Mechanic 

Keen OYAP students may qualify to take the Level 1 Apprenticeship training at a college in semester 2 of grade 12 in one of the trades listed above.  Students require a full day, 4 credit co-op to accommodate this opportunity. The college portion (2 months) may earn students 1-3 credits toward their OSSD, and additional credits are earned at the Co-op placement.

Students must apply in semester 1 of grade 12 and be interviewed after attending an Open House at the college in October.  Previous OYAP Co-op experience in the chosen trade is an asset to acceptance. See the Co-op department to plan for this exciting pathway.

HPA – High Performance Athlete

Students training and competing at the national or international level of their sport, may earn a co-op credit in 1 period of a semester, upon approval.

Competitive Placements

Students apply for these placements 2+ months ahead of the start of the co-op semester, and compete with students from other schools. The Co-op department assists the students with the application process prior to the competitive interviews. Listen for announcements.

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