Aviation SHSM

The Aviation SHSM enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before

graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the

workplace. Students joining this SHSM might be considering careers such as:

● Aircraft instrument, electrical, and avionics mechanics, technicians, and inspectors

● Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

● Machinists and machining and tooling inspectors

● Sheet metal workers technician

● Welders and related machine operators

● Air pilot, flight engineer, and flying instructors

● Air traffic controllers and related occupations

● Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians

Aviation Specialist High Skills Major Plan

What is a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)?

• The SHSM is a Ministry approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning 

on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma 

(OSSD).  A SHSM enables students to gain sector-specific skills and knowledge in the context of 

engaging, career-related learning environments and helps them focus on graduation and on pursuing 

their post-secondary goals. Completing a SHSM is not a requirement to graduate.


What do I need to complete The Hospitality and Tourism SHSM?

Must be a grade 11 or 12 student (You can apply in grade 10 for your grade 11 school year).



***Note: The following requirements are organized by the SHSM lead teacher and all certifications/electives/trips are paid for through the SHSM fund provided by the Ministry of Education.

Complete compulsory certifications in First Aid, CPR, and WHMIS.

Students must participate in Experiential Learning, Reach Ahead and Sector Partner Experiences. Complete 4 elective certifications



In a nutshell: Courses + Certifications/Training/Electives + Co-op = SHSM Badge on your Diploma
Click here for More Specific Details about the Aviation SHSM on the Ministry of Education Website

Aviation Services Majors

* Students must complete 4 majors, at least one in grade 11 and 12.


More information can be found on the PVNCCDSB CO-OP WEBSITE