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Jump start your future with Explore High Skills

Jump start your future with Explore High Skills

Explore High Skills is a Peel District School Board pathway program where Grade 9 and 10 students focus their learning on an area of interest as they build self-confidence, learn essential skills, and develop a sense of belonging in school and in the community. Explore High Skills is offered in secondary schools with Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs and provides students with engaging learning experiences as they transition to high school. These sector-related programs are available to students in all skill levels and in all pathways.  

Explore High Skills students are provided:

  • Community Involvement Opportunities: students earn 20 of the 40 volunteer hours required for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) in Grades 9 and 10. 
  • Certification and Training: students gain sector-recognized certifications recognized in the workplace (e.g., First aid/CPR, WHMIS). 
  • Experiential Learning: students engage in innovative experiential learning and career exploration activities, giving them opportunities to explore, observe, participate in, and reflect on a variety of sector-specific experiences and careers.

To enroll in the Explore High Skills program, grade 8 students can indicate their interest when they are selecting high school courses in the Fall. For more information about the program, please contact your school, participating high school schools and visit www.peelschools.org/ExploreHighSkills.

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