The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is able to draw on the expertise and
experience from the many specialized programs and services in our organization
to create programs that offer students the opportunity to obtain Specialist
High Skills Major certification.
What is Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)?
SHSM is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows
students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting
the requirements to graduate from secondary school. It also assists in their transition after graduation to apprenticeship training, college,
university or the workplace.
Currently, there are some
great opportunities awaiting your students at the Ganaraska Forest Centre! Choose a sector, from the list below, to see
what programs are offered to align with the SHSM goals, and see sample schedules for a typical SHSM day at the GFC.
Arts and Culture
Aviation and Aerospace
Health and Wellness
Horticulture and Landscaping
Hospitality and Tourism
Information and Communications Technology
Justice, Community Safety, and Emergency Services
Certification Programs are listed alphabetically by sector in this guide.
Day Use cost: $60.00 + applicable taxes per student for a full-day certification or two, half-day certifications - minimum of 15 students required.
Residential Visit (overnight): Should you wish your students to participate in an overnight excursion, students can earn up to four certifications or two, full-day certifications.
2-Day - $120.00 + applicable taxes per student includes four meals, overnight accommodation and certifications – minimum of 15 students required.
3-Day - $180.00 + applicable taxes per student includes six meals, overnight accommodation andcertifications – minimum of 15 students required.
Information and Booking: Please contact the Ganaraska Forest Centre Outdoor Education Staff for further information about our current programs and future opportunities: 905-797-2721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.