*** Due to COVID 19 restrictions our current SHSM program is being modified for the safety and wellbeing of our students. We are happy to pass on that we are continuing to maintain SHSM programming for our current students for the remainder of 2020/21, and are working with our board, ministry, and community partners to support the program. ***
SHSM ICT (Specialist High Skills Major) is a Ministry supported program that allows students to gain added experience in the Information Communication Technology sector and awards them additional accreditation on their diploma upon graduation.
The program is for students in Grade 11 and 12 and is open to all students in university, collage, apprenticeship and workplace pathways. The program involves taking 4 core technology courses, a 2-credit technology coop opportunity, 3 additional elective credits as well as additional experiential and reach ahead activities and certifications. Our program is designed to give students additional technology skills and opportunities that are increasingly valuable at the post-secondary level and beyond. Our Lady of Mount Carmel has put together an exciting program where students are gaining access to programming in partnerships with numerous local businesses, post-secondary institutions such Sheridan Collage and Guelph Humber, as well as industry recognized professionals in the communications industry such as TSN Broadcaster Rod Black.
This year we are proud to add Google Account Executive Tim Lamch to our advisory team and are excited to be working on a workshop with Google Canada during semester 1. We are also working with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment and are participating in a Career Share program with the Mississauga 905.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel is working at improving and enhancing our SHSM program for 2020-2021 and we are beginning to connect with grade 10 students who might be interested in the program for next year. We are proud to announce that 12 students graduated from Mount Carmel in 2019 with the SHSM designation and it has helped them in being accepted into their post-secondary programs. Our graduation rate is one of the highest in the board, and with 30 students currently enrolled we are experiencing an increase in participation and enthusiasm for the program.
We encourage Grade 10 students who might be interested in the program to connect with Mr. Quinn in Rm#103 for more information.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel's Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is Information and Communications Technology.
Download our SHSM-ICT Information brochure:
Download the 2020 SHSM-ICT Parent Letter and Application form:
OLMC SHSM students at Emerge Conference
OLMC SHSM students at Sheridan College