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WHAT IS A SPECIALIST HIGH SKILLS MAJOR?•It is a ministry-approved specializedprogram that allowsstudents to focus theirlearning on a specificeconomic sector, whilemeeting therequirements tograduate fromsecondary school.
KEY BENEFITS OF SHSM• Customize theirsecondary schooleducation to suit theirinterests• Gain sector-recognized certificationand career-relevanttraining
KEY BENEFITS OF AN SHSM• Develop EssentialSkills and work habits• Remain flexible, withthe option to shiftbetween pathways• Network withpotential employers
18 SPECIALIST HIGH SKILLS MAJOR SECTORSAgriculture Arts & Culture Aviation & AerospaceBusiness Construction EnergyEnvironment Forestry Health & WellnessHorticulture & Hospitality & Tourism Information &Landscaping Communication TechnologyJustice, Community Manufacturing MiningSafety & EmergencyServicesNon-profit (new) Sports (new) Transportation
HOW IS SHSM RECOGNIZED?Students who successfullycomplete the SHSM programreceive:• an Ontario SecondarySchool Diploma with anembossed red seal• a SHSM Recorddocumenting his/herachievement• formal recognition onhis/her Ontario StudentTranscript
WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED COMPONENTS?1. A bundle of nine Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits…• Four health and wellness “major” credits (two from grade 11 and two from grade 12)• Three other supporting credits in English, Math, and Science, Religion, or Social Sciences & Humanities need to complete a CLA (contextualized learning activity) component for each of these credits (one unit/6 hours of work)• **Two cooperative education credits tied to the health sector** • Can be completed during summer school (after grade 10 or 11) or during the grade 11 or 12 school year
WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED COMPONENTS?2. Seven sector recognized certifications and/or training Four compulsory and three electives required!! Four Compulsory Certifications 1. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C 2. Standard First Aid 3. Infection Control 4. WHMIS
Three Elective Certifications/Training1. Ambulation, lifting, and transfers2. Automated external defibrillation (AED)3. Babysitting4. Behaviour Management5. Coach/personal trainer6. Communication Skills7. Conflict Resolution8. Customer Service9. Ethical Considerations10. Feeding assistance11. Fitness12. Group Dynamics13. Lab practices14. Leadership – group activities15. Marine & Wilderness First Aid16. Medical Terminology17. Non-violent crisis intervention18. Personality inventory19. Safe body mechanics20. Safe food handling – basic21. Sign Language22. Specialized care (e.g., diabetes, dementia)23. Sterile techniques24. Suicide prevention25. Waste management
WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED COMPONENTS?3. Experiential learning and career exploration• One-on-one observation of a co-op student at a placement in a health and wellness sector ( “job twinning”)• A day-long observation of a health and wellness sector employer or employee (“job shadowing”)
WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED COMPONENTS?•A one- or two- week workexperience with a memberof an industry association ora professional in the sector(“work experience”)•A volunteer experience in along-term care facility
WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED COMPONENTS?4. Reach ahead experiences• Interview an employee in the field of work the SHSM student is considering• Interviewing a college or university student enrolled in a health-related program of interest
WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED COMPONENTS?• Attending a number of college or university classes in the student’s area of interest• Attending a conference or workshop held by the sector
WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED COMPONENTS?5. Development of Essential Skills and work habits required in the sector, and documentation of them using the OSP• Students will develop Essential Skills and work habits required in the sector and document them using the Ontario Skills Passport (OSP)
THE ONTARIO SKILLS PASSPORTEssential Skills Work HabitsReading Text Working safelyWriting TeamworkDocument Use ReliabilityComputer Use OrganizationOral Communication Working IndependentlyNumeracy* InitiativeThinking skills* Self-advocacy Customer service Entrepreneurship
TRACKING STUDENT PROGRESS• This will be the combined efforts of the SHSM students and the SHSM team.• Students will need to sign up at www.myblueprint.ca/tcdsb to help track their progress. It will also allow the SHSM team to access their information and update it accordingly.