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Specialist High Skills Major

The Specialist High Skill Major (SHSM) program provides students with essential skills and work experience. Students focus their learning on components of the hospitality and tourism sector while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. When it is time to make a post-secondary choice, students are well-informed and can draw on actual work experience to help them decide.

Why choose a SHSM

  • Customize your education to suit your interests and talents while meeting the requirements of the OSSD
  • Focus your learning on sector-specific skills and knowledge that are valued by the hospitality and tourism industries and by post-secondary institutions
  • Acquire certifications that are specific to the hospitality and tourism industries
  • Prepare yourself to make your post-secondary destination choice

How do I apply?

Step 1 - Discuss your career plans with your parents, teachers and guidance counselor
Step 2 - Obtain a Program Application Package from your guidance counselor
Step 3 - Complete the application and give it to your guidance counselor
Step 4 - Prepare a resume and cover letter for an interview that you will have with your guidance counselor

The Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board is enhancing our student success strategy and maintaining our commitment to reach every student by providing more choice in innovative, engaging and quality learning opportunities.