(905) 945-5416 5699 King St., Lincoln, Ontario L3J 1N5

Did you know.. WNSS has 11 SHSMs! Check them out below.

Available SHSMs...

Agriculture: Mr. Klingbile

Arts & Culture: Ms. Henderson

Construction: Mr. West

Food Processing: Ms. Primeau

Health & Wellness: Ms. Sueter

Horticulture & Landscaping: Mr. Klingbile

Hospitality & Tourism: Mr. Marchese

Information/ Communication Technology: Ms. Thwaites

Manufacturing: Mr. Klaric

Education Non-Profit: Mr. Aloian & Mr. Volcansek

Sports: Mr. Chiarello 

How do I sign-up?

  • Please come visit Guidance to discuss SHSM options and pick up a registration form


Pathway Charts:

  • Students need to attain various credits specific to their SHSM sector, including 2 co-op credits. Students are also given opportunities to earn certifications and gain experiential learning within the sector.
  • Information about WNSS courses related to each SHSM can be found HERE
  • For more information please see the Ontario SHSM website


    What is a SHSM?

    SHSM stands for Specialist High Skills Major which is an Ontario Ministry of Education sponsored program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector.

    What does a SHSM do?

    A SHSM enables students to gain sector-specific skills and knowledge in the context of engaging, career-related learning environments and helps them focus on graduation and on pursuing their postsecondary goals.

    What do I need to do to participate in a SHSM?

    There are specific requirements to enroll, successfully participate in and graduate from a SHSM program.

    Students need to attain a minimum of four credits at the grade eleven and/or twelve within their area of specialization.  This is referred to as a credit "bundle". In addition to their bundle, students will gain six Certifications provided by the school, and will complete a co-op component alongside the regular requirements for the OSSD.

    Specific details regarding Course Requirements are available in the Guidance Office or you can speak to the teacher in charge of the SHSM you are interested in.