Ministry approves funding for expanded Transportation and Agriculture programs at North Middlesex District High School

Posted On Friday April 22, 2022

The Ministry of Education has approved $832,785 in funding for next year’s Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs, including a combined $38,000 to expand the Transportation Technology and Agriculture SHSM programs at North Middlesex District High School.  

This funding will support additional cooperative education opportunities, giving more SHSM students the chance to make community connections and gain valuable experiences in their sector of interest. There are currently 8 students enrolled in the Agriculture program and 9 students in the Transportation Technology program. 

“We’re excited about the accessible, community-based learning opportunities this funding will create for students at North Middlesex District High School,” said Riley Culhane, Associate Director, Learning Support Services. “Expanding our SHSM co-op offerings will help connect students to their community’s integral agriculture and transportation sectors in a meaningful way.” 

SHSM is a specialized program approved by the Ministry that allows students to earn industry-standard certifications and gain real world experience in their sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school. SHSM programs also assist in the transition from graduation to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace.