Specialist High Skills Major


The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a ministry-approved program that offers Grade 11 and 12 students the opportunity to be mentored by community professionals, gain industry experience and acquire transferable skills for success in the real world.

Students receive the SHSM seal on their diploma when they:

  • complete a specific bundle of 8-10 courses in the student's selected field
  • earn industry certifications like first aid and CPR qualifications
  • gain important skills on the job through cooperative education placements

At Centennial Secondary School, we offer three different Specialist High Skills Major sectors:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Health and Wellness
  • Hospitality and Tourism

For more information, please speak with your guidance team or visit the Ministry of Education Specialist High Skills Major website.