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SHSM

my SHSM.jpgA Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a specialized program approved by the Ministry of Education that provides students with courses and activities that focus on a specific work-related sector.  An SHSM enables students to customize their high school experience to suit their interests and talents.  It also prepares them for a successful post-secondary transition to apprenticeship training, college, university, or employment, while meeting the requirements of the OSSD.  The major enables students to gain sector-identified preparatory credits, skills and knowledge.  It also helps them to make informed career decisions.  This creates a learning environment that is more engaging for students, focuses them on graduation and prepares them to pursue their career goals.  Information about SHSM opportunities at SCDSB secondary schools can be found at mySHSM.ca.


New.pngSHSM Scholarship Information:

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see some scholarships available for students who have completed an SHSM program.


Orillia Secondary School offers three Specialist High Skills Major programs:


1)   Construction

Here are some useful documents regarding the SHSM Construction program at O.S.S.:

Construction Letter Home.pdf







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2)   Health & Wellness​

Here are some useful documents regarding the SHSM Health & Wellness program at O.S.S.:

SHSM Health full chart.pdf

SHSM Health and Wellness Application.pdf


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3)  Arts & Culture - (Music, Arts & Entertainment)

Here are some useful documents regarding the SHSM Arts & Culture program at O.S.S.:


new program offering.pngSHSM Arts full chart.pdf

SHSM Arts and Culture Application.pdf

Arts and Culture Brochure.pdf




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SHSM Scholarship Information:

See the information below regarding scholarships available for students who have completed an SHSM program:

SHSM Scholarship Chart.pdf


Here are some examples from a few individual colleges and universities:

​Niagara College


​Niagara College - Arts & Culture

​Niagara College - Construction

​Niagara College - Health & Wellness

​Lakehead University


​General Scholarship Information (not necessarily related to SHSM programs)