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The Specialist High Skills Major in Transportation

 

TransportationA diverse array of career opportunities can be found within the Transportation sector. Locally, job prospects exist in fields ranging from automotive mechanics and AZ drivers, to diesel mechanics and heavy equipment operators. Graduates of the Specialist High Skills Major Program in Transportation possess the knowledge and skills to pursue any number of these opportunities.

 

The Transportation Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Program provides students with the opportunity to specialize their academic studies, earn certifications and qualifications, and plan their career pathway while they are still in high school. The SHSM Program involves a number of components that provide students with a better understanding of the Transportation industry, the opportunities that it offers, and the skills needed for success within the sector.  

 

Components of a Specialist High Skills Major 

 

The Transportation SHSM Program consists of five required components: 

1. Bundled Credits

Students will complete nine Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits related to their sector of interest, some of which are supplemented with contextualized learning activities (CLA) that frame the subject of study within the context of the Transportation sector. 

 

Credits Apprenticeship (Grades 11-12) College (Grades 11-12) University (Grades 11-12) Workplace (Grades 11-12)
Major Credits Including at least one Grade 11 and one Grade 12 credit   4
One credit may be substituted with an additional co-operative education credit
4
One credit may be substituted with an additional co-operative education credit
4
One credit may be substituted with an additional co-operative education credit
4
One credit may be substituted with an additional co-operative education credit
English (Including a CLA) 1 1 1 1
Mathematics (Including a CLA) 1 1 1 1
Business or Science (Including a CLA) 1
One credit may be substituted with an additional co-operative education credit
1
One credit may be substituted with an additional co-operative education credit
1
One credit may be substituted with an additional co-operative education credit
1
One credit may be substituted with an additional co-operative education credit
Co-Operative Education 2 2 2 2

2. Certification and Training

Students will earn both compulsory and elective sector-recognized certifications through cost-free workshops and training courses/programs.

 

Four Compulsory Certifications
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C – Includes AED  Health and Safety - Basic Standard First Aid  Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System – Generic 

 

Three Elective Certifications
Air Brakes   All-Terrain Vehicle Safety   Basic Electrical Safety   CAD / CAM  
Customer Service   Dare to Care – Vehicle Sales and Service   Drive Clean   Environmental Spills  
Ergonomics   Filling Propane and Motor Fuel Tanks   Fire Extinguisher Use   Introduction to Logistics  
Leadership Skills   Lockout / Tagout   Ozone Depletion   Pleasure Craft Operator  
Sector-Specific Vehicle Operation and Safety   Specialized Skills Training Program / Competition   Vehicle Lift Safety   Working at Heights  

3. Career Exploration

Students will explore opportunities in their chosen sector through experiential learning and career exploration activities (field trips, guest speaking engagements, job shadowing). 

4. Reach Ahead Experiences

Students will participate in experiences aligned with the student’s post-secondary plans. 

5. Essential Skills and Work Habits

Students will develop essential skills and work habits, documented in the Ontario Skills Passport. 

SHSM Program Recognition

Students who successfully complete a SHSM program receive:

  • An OSSD designated with an embossed red seal;
  • A SHSM record documenting their certification/training achievements;
  • Formal recognition on their Ontario School Transcript.  

Career Pathways

The Transportation SHSM Program may be right for you if you are interested in careers similar to the following:

 

Apprenticeship College
Alignment and Brakes Technician
Auto Body Repairer
Automotive Service Technician
Marine Engine Mechanic
Motorcycle Technician
Small Engine Mechanic
Transmission Technician
Truck and Coach Technician  
Air Pilot
Automobile Production Manger
Industrial Designer
Marine Engine Technician
Motive Power Technician
Mechanical Engineering Technologist
Navigation Officer
Quality Control Assembly Inspector  
University Workplace
Aerospace Engineer
Automotive Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer  
Aircraft Assembler
Automobile Salesperson
Boat Operator
Bus Driver / Subway Operator / Transit Operator
Car Lot Attendant
Delivery and Courier Service Driver
Heavy Equipment Operator
Railway Track Maintenance Worker
Service Station Attendant
Tire Repairer  

 

For more information, contact your high school Guidance Counsellor or visit: www.lkdsb.net/shsm