SHSM Programs


The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program in Energy gives students an opportunity to specialize, gain qualifications, and plan a career pathway in various areas of the Energy sector while still in high school. The SHSM Program has a number of required components, designed to give students a “leg-up” to pursue post-secondary opportunities in each of the identified sectors, valuing apprenticeship, college, community, university and the workplace.

Energy is an emerging and expanding sector that encompasses all aspects of energy generation, distribution, and consumption, including research and development, design, construction, installation, and maintenance. Core industries in this sector include:

Renewable and alternative energy such as wind, solar, and biomass
Power generation and distribution
Fossil fuels
Energy efficiency


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HDSB Name School Brochure
Sustainable Energy Engineering Elsie MacGill Secondary School
STEM Energy Garth Webb Secondary School
Energy: Manufacturing and Robotics T.A. Blakelock High School
Program Name School Brochure
Electrical Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School