Trillium Lakelands District School Board provides students with the opportunity to participate in a ministry-approved program called Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM). This allows students to focus their learning on a specific field of interest 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. The SHSM construction program at IE Weldon Secondary School was featured in the fall 2013 issue of Classic Boat Magazine. The article highlights shop teacher Peter Tamlin’s dedication to the success of his students, like student Liam Karklins, who is interested in continuing his education in construction or mechanical engineering. The full article from Boat Magazine can be found below.

By: Jocelyn Quibell, LCVI Co-op Student

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