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SHSM 405

SHSM = Specialist High Skill Major

MIDDLEFIELD CI offers 4 SHSM sectors

  • Business (pending Ministry approval) 
  • Health & Wellness
  • Information, Communication, Technology (ICT) 
  • Transportation​​
​Program Requirements/Student Resources

  • 8- 10 credits to be completed in grades 11 & 12
    • 4 major courses
    • 2-3 ‘other’ courses with embedded Contextualized Learning Activities (CLA)
    • 2 credit Co-op
  • Certification & Training (mandatory & optional)
  • Reach Ahead Experiences
  • Experiential Learning Experiences
  • Ontario Skills Passport (OSP)

The Five Required Components

  • A bundle of eight to ten Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits;
    • 4 Major Courses,
    • ​2 Co-op Credits, Related Courses with Contextualised Content
  • Sector recognised certifications and training courses;
    • First Aid, CPR,
    • WHMIS, and more….
  • Experiential learning activities within the sector;
    • Job Shadowing,
    • Job Twinning,
    • Work Experience
  • “reach ahead” experiences in the student’s post-secondary destination of choice;
    • Dual Credits,
    • University Visits,
    • YRDSB Skills Competitions,
    • Accelerated OYAP,
    • Fast Track
  • Use of the Ontario Skills Passport (OSP) to document development of Essential Skills and work habits.
    • Thinking,
    • Problem Solving,
    • Computer Use,
    • Numeracy…​
SHSM Student Application:

SHSM Student Executive Team 2016/2017

Co-Chairs:  Nandita Manoj & Thanuja Ravindran

Health & Wellness Sector Representative:  Namrah Asghar

ICT Sector Representative: Tyler Huang

Transportation Sector Representative: Carmen Wong

Objective:  To support the SHSM by promoting student voice and increase awareness of the SHSM sectors and benefits of participation.  They will do so by helping market the program through presentations in classrooms, at staff meetings, during information nights and School Council meetings.​

Want to Know More?

Contact your guidance department.

Visit the Board website​

Additional Online Resources and Information

Ontario Skills Passport

Career Cruising

Ministry of Education​

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