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transportation.jpgA diverse array of career opportunities can be found within theTransportation 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 Transportationindustry, the opportunities that it offers, and the skills needed for success within the sector.

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 

One credit may be substituted with an additional co-operative education credit
One credit may be substituted with an additional co-operative education credit
One credit may be substituted with an additional co-operative education credit
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)

One credit may be substituted with an additional co-operative education credit
One credit may be substituted with an additional co-operative education credit
One credit may be substituted with an additional co-operative education credit
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