Specialist High Skills Major
The SHSM–Agriculture enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. Where local circumstances allow, boards may elect to offer one or more variants of the SHSM in a given sector, each with a particular area of focus. This SHSM may be designed to have a particular focus – for example, on agricultural equipment or animal and crop science. This focus is achieved through the selection of the four major credits in the bundle.
Non Profit Program SHSM
The Non Profit Program is a specialized program that will allow Holy Cross students in Grades 11 and 12 to focus their learning on the non profit sector while meeting the requirements to graduate with their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
The non profit sector offers a wide range of careers that are dynamic, engaging and rewarding in areas such as art, culture, social justice, education, information technology, health care, and social development.
The common vision throughout this growing sector in Canada’s economy is the desire to make a difference both in our community and throughout the world working with various aid organizations.
Certifications and Training for Non-Profit Students:
|Four (4) compulsory|
|Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C – includes automated external defibrillation (AED)||ethical considerations||Standard First Aid||Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) – generic (i.e., not site-specific) instruction|
|Three (3) electives from the list below|
|behavior management||communication skills||compass/map/global positioning system (GPS)||conflict resolution|
|customer service||environmental awareness||equity and inclusion||event coordination|
|fundraising||group dynamics||incident management||Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE)|
|legal/administrative procedures||leadership skills||non-violent crisis intervention||personality inventory|
|portfolio development||project management||proposal/grant writing||SafeTALK|
|sector-specific software 1||self-defence||social media networking||successful exhibiting|