Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)

An 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 to graduate from secondary school. It also assists in their transition after graduation to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace.

View the following documents for more information on the SHSM Sectors at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School:


“The SHSM program has been an amazing experience for it has opened opportunities for me and taught me a lot through the Co-operative Education program about the working environment. Benson Liu

“Being a member of the Business SHSM has guided me on a path towards my future career. It has been a vital tool leading up to university.” Isabella Mohamed

“SHSM has been very beneficial for me because it has taught me many useful skills that I will bring into my future job. Not only have I learned skills that will help me in the future, but also skills I am able to use in my everyday life.” Morgan Cantelope

“SHSM has allowed me to build skills I will be able to use in the future. It has also allowed me to connect with other students with similar goals.” Erin Cross

“SHSM is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who joins. It helps you gain knowledge and experience in this field that will greatly influence your choice in a career.” Alexzandra Perfetti

“SHSM program has opened up many opportunities for me by helping me gain knowledge about safety and earning certifications that I can use for my resume, especially the CPR certification. I have experienced any things during the Cedar Glen trip and Ryerson trip.” Saramae Pandy