Specialist High Skills Majors

Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSMs)

The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school. It also assists in their transition after graduation to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace. Each Specialist High Skills Major is a bundle of 8 to 10 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 as in school, earning valuable industry certification and training related to their chosen sector.

At T.A. Blakelock we offer three Specialist High Skills Major programs:


Arts and Culture ( MusicDrama and Film and Visual Arts )

Information and Communications Technology

These links provide more information

ICT SHSM Projects on Display 1