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New students at Niagara College will soon enjoy the benefits of completing the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program in high school. More than 70 new students attending programs this fall were awarded scholarships of $1,000 as part of Niagara College’s new SHSM program.
The scholarships were automatically given to the students who completed SHSM programs during their time in high school in addition to achieving more than 75 per cent in their required courses and enrolling in a related program at Niagara College.
SHSM is a ministry-approved program open to Grade 11 and 12 students which allows them to focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests and meet the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students who participate in SHSM programs have opportunities to meet with future employers, skill training centres as well as earn valuable industry certifications.
“Our SHSM scholarships reward students who have taken the initiative to explore a career or industry sector while in high school and choose to pursue the same area of study in college,” Dorita Pentesco, director of marketing and recruitment at Niagara College, said in a media release.
“The scholarships acknowledge the value of experiential learning and the additional work students put into acquiring a SHSM.”
The college has expanded its SHSM scholarship program for students applying for fall 2017, and now supports students completing their SHSM accreditation in Agriculture or Horticulture and Landscaping; Arts and Culture; Business; Community Safety and Emergency Services; Construction; Manufacturing; Information and Communications Technology; Energy; Environment; Food Processing; Hospitality and Tourism; Health and Wellness or Sports; and Transportation.
For more info about NC’s SHSM scholarships visit niagaracollege.ca/shsm. By Carly Soltesz