Specialist High Skills Major General Information Area
The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program, which is part of the Ministry of Education’s Student Success initiative in the province of Ontario, has been introduced to offer province-wide specialized programs in specific ministry-identified sectors to support the success of all students.
The SHSM Program has a number of required components, designed to give students a “leg-up” to pursue post-secondary opportunities in each of the identified sectors, valuing all four post-secondary destinations (apprenticeship, college, university and work).
In Halton, all SHSM programs are open to students in both the Halton District and Halton Catholic District School Boards. See the SHSM Process page for more information.