Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) * Why would this be a

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What does SHSM give me?
•Choice
•Continue to earn Credits
•Career goals
•Confidence
•Connecting
•Certificates
•Chance to reach ahead
What would my learning look like?
Pathway
 Group of credits with a career focus
 Values all destinations
 Community partners
 Links to experiential learning
 Could include certification/training
SHSM - What Is It?
 Customized high school experience to fit with career
interests in a specific economic sector
Two year – 4 semester program
Open to any interested Gr. 11 or Gr. 12 student
Earn sector recognized certification and training
Experiential learning
Develop essential skills and work habits valued by
employers
Diversity allows for Apprenticeship, College, University or
Workplace destinations
What kinds of opportunities exist?
SHSM is available at 16 HWDSB schools in 11 sectors
 Arts and Culture
 Aerospace and Aviation
 Construction
 Energy
 Environment
 Health and Wellness
 Horticulture and Landscaping
 Hospitality and Tourism
 Information and Communication Technology
 Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services
 Manufacturing
What kinds of opportunities exist?
What are the future career paths for arts and culture majors?
For arts and culture majors, possible careers include:
Apprenticeship – gem setter/goldsmith, stage sound and light
technician
College – photographer, graphic artist
University – journalist, writer, visual artist, conductor
Entry level workplace – photographic and film processor, printing
machine operator, sign maker
Arts & Culture
 Based on the belief that the arts
inspire all students, this program
enables students to explore their
interests through a range of
experiences connected with
community, industry and institutions
 Students in this program will develop
relevant skills, have opportunities for
training and certification and receive a
designation that opens pathways and
acknowledges their dedication
What kinds of opportunities exist?
What are the future career paths for a construction major?
For construction majors, possible careers include:
Apprenticeship – plumber, electrician, general carpenter
College – architectural technologist, construction technician
University – architect, civil engineer
Entry level workplace – construction labourer, demolition worker
Building Careers from the Ground Up:
Construction
 Based on a system-wide program, Building Careers
from the Ground Up, and a pre-apprenticeship
carpentry program
 Industry recognized EARAT testing
 Participate in training and certification relevant to the
construction sector
 Work experience with various trades including the
construction of a house, with a full compliment of tools
– Habitat for Humanity
What kinds of opportunities exist?
What are the future career paths for a hospitality and tourism
major?
For hospitality and tourism majors, possible careers include:
Apprenticeship – baker, cook, chef, special events coordinator
College – flight attendant, food service manager
University – nutritionist, dietician, hotel/resort manager
Entry level workplace – hotel valet, bartender
The Taste of Success:
Careers in Hospitality & Tourism
 Focus on hospitality – food services
 Many reach ahead opportunities with our
partner
 Experiential learning and co-op at area
restaurants
 Potential for jobs / apprenticeships on
completion of program
What kinds of opportunities exist?
What are the future career paths for horticulture and landscapin
majors?
For horticulture and landscaping majors, possible careers include:
Apprenticeship – agricultural-fruit grower, horticultural technician
College – golf course technician, tree service technician, parks
operation manager
University – landscape architect, horticulturalist, botanist
Entry level workplace – greenhouse worker, landscaper
Growing Careers from the Ground Up:
Horticulture & Landscaping
 students learn about plant science,
greenhouse structures, propagation
and landscape design
 In addition, transportation courses
linked to this program focus on
current technology and service of
small engines
 Recent additions of a greenhouse
and lawn maintenance equipment
add to the authenticity of the
program
What kinds of opportunities exist?
What are the future career paths for manufacturing majors?
For manufacturing majors, possible careers include:
Apprenticeship – precision machinist, tool and die maker, welder,
electrician
College – design and drafting technologist, inventory analyst,
stationary engineer
University – mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, metallurgical
engineer
Entry level workplace – machine operator, foundry worker, inventory
clerk
Unlock Your Future: Careers in Manufacturing
 Barton – focus on range of
manufacturing processes, including
welding
 Accredited CWB Testing Facility
 Students can earn Level 1 Welding
What kinds of opportunities exist?
What are the future career paths for health and wellness majors?
Possible careers include:
Apprenticeship – early childhood educator, health care aid,
registered massage therapist
College – ambulance attendant, dental hygienist, pharmacy
technician, registered nurse, athletic trainer
University – audiologist, dentist, dietician, pharmacist, kinesiologist,
sports medicine doctor
Entry level workplace – certified personal trainer, lifeguard, hospital
information clerk, doctor's office receptionist
Caring For Our Future
 Focus on Child Care
and Family Services at
Delta
 Partnerships with our
region’s largest
employers
Caring For Our Future
•Focus on Health Care at Sherwood,
Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Allan MacNab
•Workplace destination includes one
of a kind program based at
Hamilton Health Sciences
•Opportunities for experiential learning,
co-op, and employment
New Sectors at the HWDSB
What are the future career paths for information and communications technology?
Possible careers include:
Apprenticeship – telecommunications line and cable workers, telecommunications installation and
repair workers, cable television service and maintenance technicians
College – computer network technician, illustrator or animator, electrical and electronics engineering
technologists and technician
University – computer engineer, information systems analyst, software engineer and designer,
computer programmer and interactive media developer
Entry level workplace – retail salesperson, residential and commercial installer and servicer – e.g.
satellite dish installer, desktop publisher
What are the future career paths for justice, community safety and emergency services majors?
Possible careers include:
Apprenticeship – new opportunities are evolving
College – police officer, firefighter, air traffic controller, OPP officer, customs officer, court stenographer
University – lawyer, probation officer, youth worker – corrections, military officer
Entry level workplace – parking control officer, private investigator, security guard, correctional officer,
emergency services dispatcher, military
New Sectors at the HWDSB
What are the future career paths for Energy majors?
For energy majors, possible careers include:
Apprenticeship – power line technician, cable splicer
College – electrical engineering technologist, power engineer
University – electrical engineer, telecommunications engineer
Entry level workplace – energy auditor, building operator
What are the future career paths for environment majors?
For environment majors, possible careers include:
Apprenticeship – new opportunities are evolving
College – conservation and fishery officer, soil testing technologist, soil ecologist
University – environmental biologist, waste diversion consultant, environmental and
occupational toxicologist
Entry level workplace – outdoor sport and recreation guide, wastewater treatment
plant operator, recycled paper handler
What’s the best part?
 Gain confidence and skills in an area of interest
Imagine….
 Helps students make informed career decisions
an opportunity to
 Special designation on high school diploma
test drive a career.
 Recognized by industry
Future Careers: What sector
matches the job?
SECTOR
CAREER
Arts and Culture
Aerospace and Aviation
Construction
Energy
Environment
Health and Wellness
Horticulture and Landscaping
Hospitality and Tourism
Information and Communication Technology
Justice, Community Safety and Emergency
Services
Manufacturing
Tool and Die Maker
Soil Ecologist
Pilot
Tree Service Technician
Desktop Publisher
Probation Officer
Electrical Engineer
Massage Therapist
Journalist
Architectural Technologist
Dietician

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