The SHSM– Construction 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:
Bricklayers, Carpenters, Construction millwrights and industrial mechanics, Electricians, Heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning mechanics, Painters and decorators, Plumbers, Roofers and shinglers, Architectural technologists and technicians, Civil engineering, Construction estimators, Construction inspectors and managers, Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades, and telecommunications occupations, Home building and renovation managers, Interior designers and interior decorators, Civil Engineers, Electrical and electronics engineers, and Mechanical engineers.
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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 Manufacturing SHSM?
Must be a grade 11 or 12 student (You can apply in grade 10 for your grade 11 school year).
Complete 4 major courses. Students must complete at least one major course from grade 11 and 12. See list of majors courses below.
Complete two co-op credits. See below for more co-op details.
Complete 1 english credit, 2 math credit AND 1 other credit (Business or Science) in grade 11 OR 12.
***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, Health and Safety Basic, Working at Heights and WHMIS.
Students must participate in Experiential Learning, Reach Ahead and Sector Partner Experiences.
Complete 2 elective certifications
In a nutshell: Courses + Certifications/Training/Electives + Co-op = SHSM Badge on your Diploma
Click here for More Specific Details about the Construction SHSM on the Ministry of Education Website