905-835-1186 211 Elgin St, Port Colborne, ON L3K 3K4

SHSM Programs at Port Colborne High School

Port Colborne High School offers Specialist High Skills Major programs in

  • Arts and Culture
  • Health and Wellness
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Hospitality

Specialist High Skills Majors let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students receive the SHSM's seal on their diploma when they

  • complete a specific bundle of 8-10 courses in the student's selected field
  • earn valuable industry certifications including first aid and CPR qualifications
  • gain important skills on the job with employers.

 Students may sign up for a SHSM program starting grade 11. SHSM is designed for students who are:
  • heading for an apprenticeship, training, college, university or the workplace.
  • wanting to identify, explore and refine their career goals and make informed choices about their next steps after secondary school.