Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)

A Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a ministry approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector, while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). 

These programs let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests. Each Specialist High Skills Major is a bundle of 8 to 12 courses within a selected field/sector completed in Grades 11 and 12. Students choosing a SHSM program learn on the job with employers as well in school, earning valuable industry certification and training related to their chosen sector.

Bishop Reding offers SHSMs in:

  • Construction (Cabinet Making / Residential Construction)
  • Information & Communications Technology (Computer)
  • Information & Communications Technology (Media)
  • Transportation (Automotive Technology)
  • Business

For information on all programs available in the Halton region,visit the haltonpathways website and contact your Guidance Counsellor in Student Services.