Specialist High Skills Major SHSM

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Arts & Culture SHSM

The SHSM–Arts and Culture enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. Where local circumstances allow, boards may elect to offer one or more variants of the SHSM in a given sector, each with a particular area of focus. This SHSM may be designed to have a particular focus – for example, on dance, dramatic arts management or technical production. This focus is achieved through the selection of the four major credits in the bundle.

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/morestudentsuccess/sector/artsCulture.html

Click here to see Arts & Culture SHSM pathway information.

Lead teacher: Ms. T. Earle, tearle@pvnccdsb.on.ca

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Construction SHSM

The SHSM Construction program is a practical and effective way to provide students with skills and Construction Sector training that assist with the transition of students from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace. The Construction Sector is a growing and rewarding career area and includes fields of work in Carpentry, Home Building, Contracting, Electrical, Flooring, Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, Roofing, Brick and Stone Masonry, Demolition, and Architecture and Design.

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/morestudentsuccess/sector/construction.html

Click here to see Construction SHSM pathway information.

Lead teacher: Mr. J. Kightley, jkightley@pvnccdsb.on.ca

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Environment SHSM

The Environmental Specialist High Skills Major is a program that allows students to experience and learn through activities based on the environment and sciences. This SHSM program provides important environmental awareness and it gives an excellent foundation for anyone wanting to go into the Environmental field. The Environment Sector is a growing and rewarding career area and includes fields of work in environmental protection, conservation and preservation of natural resources, urban and land use planning and environmental sustainability.

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/morestudentsuccess/sector/environment.html

Click here to see Environment SHSM pathway information.

Lead teacher: Mr. D. Quemby, dquemby@pvnccdsb.on.ca

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Hospitality & Tourism SHSM

The SHSM program is a practical and effective way to provide students with skills and Hospitality and Tourism Sector training that will assist in the transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace. The Hospitality and Tourism Sector is a growing and rewarding career area and includes fields of work in Special Events Coordination, Public Health, Food and Beverage Industry, Dietician, Hotel/Resort Manager and Chef.

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/morestudentsuccess/sector/hospitality.html

Click here to see Hospitality & Tourism SHSM pathway information.

Lead teacher: Ms. E. Dietrich, edietrich@pvnccdsb.on.ca

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Information & Communication Technology (ICT) SHSM

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) SHSM allows students to build a foundation of skills and knowledge in the communications industry before embarking on their post secondary education. This SHSM focuses on communications systems, design software, digital media and computer technology with courses in TV & Film, New Media, Animation and Robotics. Students have an opportunity to participate in sector specific training that will better prepare them for their post secondary education whether it be in college, university or the workplace.

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/morestudentsuccess/sector/information.html

Click here to see Information & Communication Technology SHSM pathway information.

Lead teacher: Ms. E. Brown, embrown@pvnccdsb.on.ca

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Manufacturing SHSM

The SHSM–Manufacturing enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. Students are exposed to a wide variety of careers in the manufacturing sector, from broad areas such as programming, operation, service, and repair to more specific areas such as robotics and advanced manufacturing.

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/morestudentsuccess/sector/manufacturing.html

Click here to see Manufacturing SHSM pathway information.

Lead teacher: Mr. J. Kightley, jkightley@pvnccdsb.on.ca

Sports SHSM

The SHSM–Sports enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. Where local circumstances allow, boards may elect to offer one or more variants of the SHSM in a given sector, each with a particular area of focus. This SHSM may be designed to have a particular focus – for example, on competitive and recreational sports, sports management, or sports media and broadcasting. This focus is achieved through the selection of the four major credits in the bundle.

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/morestudentsuccess/sector/sports.html

Click here to see Sports SHSM pathway information.

Lead teacher: Ms. M. O'Neill, meoneill@pvnccdsb.on.ca