Futures in ICT-OntarioCollaboration ConferenceCONFERENCEMay 22nd, 2013Specialist High Skills Major – ICT ProgramAldo Cianf...
Outline of the Presentation:• Overview of the SHSM program growth• Ensuring a program for all 4 pathways (Why ICTand not j...
Source:Double Cohort Study 2005Dr. Alan KingYear 2000 Ontario Student Flow fromGrade 9 to Post Secondary Destinations Afte...
Goals of Student Success• Increase graduation rate and decrease dropout rate;• Support a good outcome for all students;• P...
• Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)• Dual Credits (DC)• Expanded Coop• New Courses• E-Learning (OERB)• Student Success T...
Specialist High Skills Major• (SHSM) is a ministry-approved specializedcareer-focused program• allows students to acquire ...
Why ICT and not IT
2006-07Year 12007-08Year 22008-09Year 32009-10Year 42010-11Year 52011-12Year 62012-13Year 7600 students in 27programs in44...
2011-12 SHSM FOOTPRINT PROVINCE = 9%Source: SHSM Board Data Reports. 2011-12
SHSM Programs by Sector 2012-13 - Province231953112154391111 622527142102268593467143050100150200250NumberofPrograms
Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM)Program ComponentsEssential Skillsand workhabits/OSPBundle ofCredits(8-10 credits)Cert...
Credits Attempted/Achieved forSHSM and Non-SHSM StudentsSource: OnSIS, 2010 -11
36% of Gr. 12 SHSM StudentsComplete SHSM with Red SealSource: SHSM Board Data Reports. 2011-12
% Red Seal Completion by SectorSource: SHSM Board Data Reports. 2011-12
BUNDLE OF CREDITS
CREDITS IN THE BUNDLE
CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Process to Update the Certification/TrainingRequirements
Background/ContextAdvantage Ontario, December 2012Jobs and Prosperity CouncilRecommendation #8
• Volunteer boards to pilot the ICE certification• Some funding will be provided for pilotprojects, with a reporting requi...
What Difference Does anSHSM Make for Students?
OCAS & OUAC Now Tracking SHSM Students
OCAS & OUAC Now Tracking SHSM Students
St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia offers ascholarship for an Ontario SHSM student annually
Lakehead University SHSM Incentive Program
Template that boards can use with colleges anduniversities
Specialist High Skills Major Entrance AwardThe University of Guelph-Humber will award a $500 scholarship to 25eligible stu...
Ontario Agricultural College: 3 x $1,000 SHSMScholarships
Qs and Asaldo.cianfrini@ontario.ca
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Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a ministry-approved specialized career-focused program for secondary school students. This presentation is an overview on the value of such a program and ICT's relevance in today's education system.

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Futures in ICT - Ontario Collaboration Conference: Specialist High Skills Major - ICT Program

  1. 1. Futures in ICT-OntarioCollaboration ConferenceCONFERENCEMay 22nd, 2013Specialist High Skills Major – ICT ProgramAldo CianfriniMinistry of Education
  2. 2. Outline of the Presentation:• Overview of the SHSM program growth• Ensuring a program for all 4 pathways (Why ICTand not just IT)• How are our students doing in terms of programcompletion?• Keeping the SHSM at the leading edge• Additional certifications• ICE certification – opportunity to be involved• How are SHSM students recognized?
  3. 3. Source:Double Cohort Study 2005Dr. Alan KingYear 2000 Ontario Student Flow fromGrade 9 to Post Secondary Destinations After Five Years
  4. 4. Goals of Student Success• Increase graduation rate and decrease dropout rate;• Support a good outcome for all students;• Provide students with new and relevant learning opportunities;• Build on students’ strengths and interests; and• Provide students with an effective elementary to secondary school,and secondary to post-secondary school transition
  5. 5. • Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)• Dual Credits (DC)• Expanded Coop• New Courses• E-Learning (OERB)• Student Success Teams• Student Success Teachers• Promoting Student Success Culture• Grade 7,8 & 9 Transition SupportsStudent Success/Learning to 18 Strategy
  6. 6. Specialist High Skills Major• (SHSM) is a ministry-approved specializedcareer-focused program• allows students to acquire technical knowledgeand skills that are of particular importance inspecific economic sector• allows students to earn relevant certifications• obtained while working towards meeting therequirements for an Ontario Secondary SchoolDiploma (OSSD).
  7. 7. Why ICT and not IT
  8. 8. 2006-07Year 12007-08Year 22008-09Year 32009-10Year 42010-11Year 52011-12Year 62012-13Year 7600 students in 27programs in44 schools6000 students in153 programs in212 schools14,000 students inover 480 programsin335 schools20,000 students inover 740 programsin430 schools28,000 students inover 1000 programsin540 schools34,000 studentsin over 1300programs in over630 schools38,000 students inover 1,500programs inover 640 schoolsSectors:Arts and CultureConstructionHospitality &TourismManufacturingAgricultureForestryHorticulture &LandscapingMiningAddition of:BusinessEnvironmentHealth & WellnessTransportationAddition of:InformationCommunicationTechnologyJustice, CommunitySafety andEmergencyServicesAddition of:EnergyAviationAnd AerospaceAddition of:SportsNon-profitNo new sectors Food ProcessingFunding$2.7M $7.95M $13.9M $16M $17.45M $22.8M $25.3MSHSM Program Evolution 2006 – 2013
  9. 9. 2011-12 SHSM FOOTPRINT PROVINCE = 9%Source: SHSM Board Data Reports. 2011-12
  10. 10. SHSM Programs by Sector 2012-13 - Province231953112154391111 622527142102268593467143050100150200250NumberofPrograms
  11. 11. Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM)Program ComponentsEssential Skillsand workhabits/OSPBundle ofCredits(8-10 credits)Certificationsand TrainingProgramsExperientialLearning & CareerExploration“Reach Ahead”Experiences
  12. 12. Credits Attempted/Achieved forSHSM and Non-SHSM StudentsSource: OnSIS, 2010 -11
  13. 13. 36% of Gr. 12 SHSM StudentsComplete SHSM with Red SealSource: SHSM Board Data Reports. 2011-12
  14. 14. % Red Seal Completion by SectorSource: SHSM Board Data Reports. 2011-12
  15. 15. BUNDLE OF CREDITS
  16. 16. CREDITS IN THE BUNDLE
  17. 17. CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
  18. 18. Process to Update the Certification/TrainingRequirements
  19. 19. Background/ContextAdvantage Ontario, December 2012Jobs and Prosperity CouncilRecommendation #8
  20. 20. • Volunteer boards to pilot the ICE certification• Some funding will be provided for pilotprojects, with a reporting requirement as adeliverable.• Would need to be completed in Semester 12013-14 Semester 1 ICE Pilots
  21. 21. What Difference Does anSHSM Make for Students?
  22. 22. OCAS & OUAC Now Tracking SHSM Students
  23. 23. OCAS & OUAC Now Tracking SHSM Students
  24. 24. St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia offers ascholarship for an Ontario SHSM student annually
  25. 25. Lakehead University SHSM Incentive Program
  26. 26. Template that boards can use with colleges anduniversities
  27. 27. Specialist High Skills Major Entrance AwardThe University of Guelph-Humber will award a $500 scholarship to 25eligible students who have completed a program-related SHSM. Theseinclude the following SHSM Red Seal diplomas:• Arts & Culture• Business• Health and Wellness• Justice, Community, Safety & Emergency Services• Non-ProfitAll eligible applicants, who have completed the Specialist High SkillsMajor are automatically considered for this award. No application isnecessary.
  28. 28. Ontario Agricultural College: 3 x $1,000 SHSMScholarships
  29. 29. Qs and Asaldo.cianfrini@ontario.ca

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