The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program in Horticulture and Landscaping gives students an opportunity to specialize, gain qualifications, and plan a career pathway in various areas of the Horticulture and Landscaping 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.
The Horticulture and Landscaping sector offers plenty of career opportunities and the experience of working outside with nature, earning potential with the proper training and skills, lots of variety and a job that helps the environment. In the industry, professionals design, construct, install, grow, plant and maintain landscapes, features and gardens. They also work in a variety of places, in nurseries, golf courses, as contractors, in education and research, parks and recreation and many other settings.