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energy.jpgA diverse array of career opportunities can be found within theEnergy sector. Locally, job prospects exist in fields ranging from power generation and distribution, to the development of renewable and alternative energy sources. Graduates of the Specialist High Skills Major Program in Energy possess the knowledge and skills to pursue any number of these opportunities.

The Energy 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 Energy industry, the opportunities that it offers, and the skills needed for success within the sector.  ‚Äč

The Energy 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 Energy sector. ‚Äč

‚Äč‚ÄčCredits

‚ÄčApprenticeship (Grades 11-12)

‚ÄčCollege (Grades 11-12)

‚ÄčUniversity (Grades 11-12)

‚ÄčWorkplace (Grades 11-12)‚Äč

‚ÄčMajor 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 

‚ÄčEnglish (Including a CLA)

‚Äč1

‚Äč1

‚Äč1

‚Äč1

‚ÄčMathematics (Including a CLA)‚Äč

‚Äč1

‚Äč1

‚Äč1

‚Äč1

‚ÄčBusiness, Science or Canadian / World Studies (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‚Äč
1
One credit may be substituted with an additional co-operative education credit

‚ÄčCo-Operative Education

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‚Äč2

‚Äč2

‚Äč2


2. Certification and Training‚Äč

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

‚Äč‚ÄčThree Compulsory Certifications‚Äč

‚ÄčCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level C ‚Äď Includes AED 

‚ÄčStandard First Aid

‚ÄčWorkplace Hazardous Materials Information System ‚Äď Generic ‚Äč


‚Äč‚ÄčThree Elective Certifications‚Äč

‚ÄčAlternative Energy

‚ÄčBasic Electrical Safety

‚ÄčCompass / Map / GPS 

‚ÄčCAD / CAM

‚ÄčConfined Space Awareness 

‚ÄčCustomer Service 

‚ÄčElevated Work Platforms

‚ÄčEnergy Efficiency 

‚ÄčErgonomics

‚ÄčFire Extinguisher Use 

‚ÄčGIS

‚ÄčHazardous Materials 

‚ÄčHealth and Safety ‚Äď Basic 

‚ÄčHoisting and Rigging

‚ÄčLeadership Skills

‚ÄčLockout / Tagout 

‚ÄčPersonal Protective Equipment ‚Äď Energy 

‚ÄčPipeline Construction Safety

‚ÄčRadiation Safety

‚ÄčRenewable Energy

‚ÄčSector-Specific Vehicle Operation and Safety 

‚ÄčTrenching Safety 

‚ÄčWatershed Management

‚ÄčWorking at Heights ‚Äč

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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‚Äôs post-secondary plans. 

5. Sector-Partnered Experience

Students will complete a sector-partnered contextualized learning experience.



SHSM Program Recognition

Students who successfully complete a SHSM program receive:‚Äč

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

Career Pathways

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

‚ÄčApprenticeship

‚ÄčCollege

Electrician
Electrical Power Line and Cable Worker
Gas Fitter
Industrial Instrument Technician
Industrial Millwright
Machinist
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
Stationary Engineer
Steamfitter or Pipefitter
‚ÄčCivil Engineering Technologist
Energuide and Quality Control Manager
Geological and MineralTechnologist
Geothermal System Designer / Installer
Industrial Engineering Technician
Land Surveyor
Petroleum / Gas / Chemical Process Operator
Utilities Manager

‚ÄčUniversity

‚ÄčWorkplace‚Äč

‚ÄčChemical Engineer
Climatologist
Electrical and Electronics Engineer
Environmental Assessor
Geological Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
‚ÄčElectronic Service Technician
Gas Maintenance Worker
Home Energy Evaluator
Oil and Gas Well Drilling Worker
Renewable Energy Product Salesperson
Solar Panel Chemical Process Technician
Transformer and Electrical Appliance Tester
Wind Turbine Material Controller 


For more information, contact your high school Guidance Counsellor.