Specialist High Skills Major

WHAT IS A SPECIALIST HIGH SKILLS MAJOR (SHSM)?

BCI offers students in grades 11 and 12 the opportunity to earn a SHSM designation in Information and Communication Technology, Arts and Culture, Sports and Business.

Students enrolled in either SHSM will have the opportunity to explore a specific community, economic and/or industry sector of interest and to acquire skills and experiences within that sector, preparing them for post-secondary destination in one of four pathways:  Apprenticeship, College, University or the Workplace.

WHAT DOES THE SPECIALIST HIGH SKILLS MAJOR PROGRAM INCLUDE?

  • Specified, bundled credits, including 4 major credits related to the sector.
  • Sector-recognized certification training (e.g. CPR, WHMIS, etc…).
  • Real life experiential learning and “Reach Ahead” opportunities.
  • Development of the Ontario Skills Passport

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Ministry of Education Website:  this will open the main Ministry of Ontario SHSM website.

From the Ministry Website:  SHSM – Information and Communication Technology  or  SHSM – Arts and Culture or SHSM Business or SHSM Sports .

Download the SHSM Newsletter – BCI – 2015 

Download the SHSM – ICT course requirements/Student Checklist

Contact Bob Taylor in BCI guidance at 519-885-4620 ext. 1131.