Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)

A Specialized High Skills Major (SHSM) is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector, while meeting the requirements of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). One of the five elements of a SHSM is earning a minimum of 2 cooperative education credits that provide hands-on learning experience in a workplace setting, enabling students to refine, extend, and practice sector-specific knowledge and skills.

SHSM programs offered

We offer the following SHSM programs at Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School:

  • Health and Wellness - Child Care and Family Services Focus;
  • Construction; and
  •  Hospitality and Tourism - Tourism Focus 

How to apply?

If you are interested in participating in the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program, pick up an application form available in the Guidance office.


For more information about the Specialist High Skills Major program, visit the following websites: