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Specialist High Skills Major

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 of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The program assists in their transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace. An SHSM enables students to gain sector specific skills and knowledge in the context of engaging, career related learning environments and helps them focus on graduation and on pursing their post-secondary goals.

GFESS offers student to gain an SHSM in the following fields:


Health and Wellness

Hospitality and Tourism

Information and Communications Technology



Students can also gain experience in the Horticultural and Construction fields by applying the DSBN regional programs:


Home Build

Please see Mr. Connor in the Cooperative Education Office or Mr. Crober in the Student Services Office for more details.