Peel District School Board

Specialist High Skills Major sets students up for success

What is a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)?
An 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.
SHSM programs:
  • Arts & Culture
  • Business and Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Construction
  • Environment
  • Health & Wellness
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-Profit 
  • Sports
  • Transportation

More detailed information about SHSMs and how they work can be found at

Peel student explores passion through SHSM
"Develop specialized knowledge and skills for the future."