WHAT AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION ARE OFFERED?
Beginning in the academic year 2008-2009, the following "majors" were offered:
- Arts & Culture
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Primary Industries:
- Horticulture & Landscaping
- Health & Wellness
New majors are planned for the 2009-2010 school year:
- community safety and emergency services
- information and communications technology
HOW CAN EMPLOYERS GET INVOLVED?
All Specialist High Skills Majors require an experiential learning component such as job shadowing and work experience, in addition to a mandatory 2-credit Co-op placement. If you're an employer who can offer opportunities in any of the above areas of concentration, you can play an important role in guiding students toward their Specialist High Skills Major.
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?
Individual guides for each sector, as well as the SHSM Implementation Guide, are available at: Student Success Pathways, Specialist High Skills Major
For additional information, contact your school board’s Student Success Leader or the lead for the SHSM programs at your local secondary school.