Specialist High Skills Major Program

A Specialist High Skills Major program (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. Pursuing an SHSM enables students to: … Read more

The Ontario Skills Passport

The Ontario Skills Passport (or OSP) is a free, bilingual web-based resource that provides clear descriptions of the Essential Skills and work habits important for work, learning and life. Essential Skills are used in virtually all occupations and are the foundation for learning other skills, such as technical skills. OSP offers numerous resources and tools … Read more

Ontario’s Specialist High Skills Major Program

An Specialist High Skills Major program (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. Pursuing an SHSM enables students to: … Read more

Ontario Prospects – Ontario’s Career Planning Guide

Ontario Prospects is an annual career planning guide for students in Grades 7 to 12, educators, job counsellors and others seeking career information. Ontario Prospects celebrates and promotes student success in Ontario and includes information on self assessment, career planning, job search preparation, workplace safety, the labour market, postsecondary destinations, skills training, and community resources. … Read more

Student Success Programs

Ontario Schools are offering expanded programs to help meet students’ individual learning styles and interests which will better prepare them for graduation and beyond. For details, please visit http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/studentsuccess/

School-Work Transitions

The program creates clear pathways for all students to the destination of their choice, whether college, university, apprenticeship or work through: Destination-related courses for students in grades 11 and 12 Greater emphasis on career education Program planning for individual students A requirement that all school boards offer co-operative education, work experience and school-work transition programs … Read more

Passport to Prosperity

The Passport to Prosperity campaign supports educators and employers in developing experiential learning opportunities for high school students. It is a province wide campaign that seeks to provide communities with the tools and resources to respond to their local workforce development needs and contribute to the growth of the local economy. Employers can participate in … Read more

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