SHSM Programs


The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program in the Environment gives students an opportunity to specialize, gain qualifications, and plan a career pathway in various areas of the Environment 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 all apprenticeship, college, community, university and the workplace.

The Environment is an emerging sector in our world as we continue to expect a clean and safe environment to live in that is essential for our health and quality of life. As such, the government and other organizations have launched various programs to protect our air, water and land resources. The environment sector offers career opportunities in conservation, research, recreation, innovation and more to students who are interested in this field.


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HDSB Schools offering this sector

Program Name School Brochure
Royal Botanical Gardens ECO Studies Aldershot School
SHSM Environment Garth Webb Secondary School
Environment Georgetown District High School

HDSB Schools offering this sector

Program Name School Brochure
Environment Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School
Environment Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School