A Specialist 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 for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
These programs let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests. Each Specialist High Skills Major is a bundle of 8 to 12 courses within a selected field/sector completed in Grades 11 and 12. Students choosing a SHSM program learn on the job with employers as well in school, earning valuable industry certification and training related to their chosen sector.
Holy Trinity offers SHSMs in:
For information on all programs available in the Halton region, visit the Halton Pathways Website and contact your Guidance Counsellor in Student Services.
OYAP is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program.
Coop is a part of each of these programs and while in coop, these students can also be registered as an OYAP apprentice by contacting the OYAP board representative.
Thomas Merton Adult & Continuing Education (Oakville)
The Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education serves more than 11,000 residents of Halton Region in a diverse array of programs. It provides secondary school credit courses through Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School in:
- Night School
- Summer School
- Adult Day School
- International Education
- Independent Learning Courses, and e-Learning.
With its partners in Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) at the federal level and the provincial Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration (MCI), the Halton Catholic District School Board provides adult language training and settlement services to newcomers and those Canadians requiring English or French language enhancement.