We invite you to have a glance at the Specialty Programs and Departments at Confederation Secondary School.
Media Specialist High Skills Major
The Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) is a specialized program approved by the Ministry of Education that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the rtequirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
SHSMs assist students in their transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace.
These programs enable students to gain sector-specific skills and knowledge in engaging, career-related learning environments, and prepare in a focused way for graduation and postsecondary education, training or employment.
SHSM – Manufacturing
Confederation’s Manufacturing SHSM focuses on skills that are used in the steel and related manufacturing industries, including welding with testing by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB). Through the use of practical projects, students are exposed to current technology and develop organizational, team-work and problem-solving skills. During the course of this program, students are actively engaged in learning a variety of skills such as welding, computer numerical control (CNC), computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM), metallurgy, sheet metal, and other manufacturing-related skills.
The SHSM is a ministry approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), and assists in their transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace. A SHSM enables students to gain sector-specific skills and knowledge in the context of engaging, career-related learning environments and helps them focus on graduation and on pursuing their postsecondary goals.
Evolutionary tours from March until June, performing in front of over 8,000 students per year. Venues include other schools, public events and opening for professional acts. Performances include a high energy, choreographed show with an exciting light display including lasers, strobes, smoke machines, intelligent lighting and orbitrons. Shows are approximately 75 minutes in length and include 18 songs including a selection of top 40 hits such as Airbourne, Pop Evil, Aerosmith, Three Days Grace, Hedley, AC/DC, Danko Jones, Stone Temple Pilots, Rival Sons, Rolling Stones, and Bryan Adams.