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Semester 1

Wednesday October 2, 2019
Leadership Skills Training
Training Provider: Common Compass

The focus of this training will be:
– Understanding the role of emotionally intelligent leadership in the workplace and developing skills in how to handle these dilemmas
– Developing communication skills for effective problem solving in workplace culture
– Understanding how inclusion can promote an effective workplace culture
– Understanding and implementing various leadership styles and approaches

Training time is from 9:00am-2:30pm.

Training will take place at St. David’s CSS

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 2 elective certification(s).


This is a 2-Day Training!
Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday October 24, 2019
Standard First Aid & CPR Level C Training
St. John’s Ambulance, Kitchener

Every employer wants to have a safe worker! Take this certification to learn how to assist other’s when in need.
Learn how to perform: adult, child and infant CPR, choking procedures for all ages, how to use barrier devices, AED (Automated External Defibrillation), and more.

Plus, add this training to your resume, as it will help you find a part time job!

Earn up to two SHSM certifications!

You must attend on both days to earn your certifications!

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 2 mandatory certification(s).


November 12, 2019
I.C.E Challenge Day
Business Education Partnership

During this session you will develop your Innovative, Creative and Entrepreneurial (ICE) Skills, as you work with designers, artists and managers from local companies to help them solve a current CHALLENGE they face in their company.

Employers will explain their CHALLENGE and you will work in small groups to find a solution. Collaborate with companies who will listen to your solutions and possibly implement them

Training time is: 9:00 am – 2:30pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 1 elective certification(s).


Event Coordination Training
Conestoga College, Kitchener

You will learn how to co-ordinate events by understanding what is needed for short and long term event planning. Remember! This can include everything from fundraising events, music festivals, the Olympics, Oktoberfest and so much more! By taking this training you will learn how to effectively plan and co-ordinate events.

Plus! You will understand how tourism is essential to sport, recreational, leisure and business purposes.

Training time is: 9:00 am – 2:00pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 1 elective certification(s).


November 27, 2019
Creative Arts & Humanities Day
University of Guelph

Have a passion for language? Do you love reading, painting, sculpting? Dream of performing? Want to express your point of view?Use logic to win every argument? Discover a new take on ancient facts?
Join us at the University of Guelph for a crash course on everything Art & Humanities!
This one-day event welcomes you to attend two interactive sessions, explore our fine campus, and get a glimpse of the University experience as you spend the day with current students and faculty.

Training time is: 9:00 am – 2:00pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 1 elective certification(s).


December 10, 2019
Print Making Training
The Button Factory, Kitchener

Drypoint belongs to a family of printmaking techniques that includes etching and engraving. Instead of making marks on paper with a pen, lines are cut into a surface called a plate. These lines hold ink, which is transferred to paper by an etching press. One plate can produce many impressions. In this workshop, participants will create a limited edition of original drypoint prints. No experience necessary; all materials provided; bring a visual reference (4 x 6) if desired.

Training time is: 11:00 – 2:00pm

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 1 elective certification(s).


Semester 2

March 4, 2020
Video Production & Video Editing Software: Adobe Premiere
Conestoga College – Doon Campus

Video production and post production skills are in demand everywhere. At Conestoga College, we will teach you skills that allow your creative vision to stand out. This one-day workshop is designed to introduce you to professional camera equipment, editing software and video production possibilities such as green screen effects.
In the morning, the focus will be on video production in a HD (High Definition) TV studio and on location to create a short video newscast production that you will edit in the afternoon.
The afternoon will focus on special effects and video editing using Adobe Premiere to create your final video production.
During the workshop, you will have a chance to see what it’s like to be part of Conestoga College’s School of Creative Industries by working with current college students.
Please wear long pants and closed toed shoes as these are requirements for entering  the studio.

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 2 certifications.

Online Sign-up Opens Feb 3, 2020

March 5, 2020
Photography Workshop
Conestoga College – Doon Campus

Are you curious or interested to know how to take great photos? Interested in a career in photography, or wondering how a camera works?
During this training session, you will learn how to look for shapes, patterns and textures to create abstract impressions using people and places.
Part of the afternoon will be spent using Adobe Photoshop to create photo illustrations and manipulate and adjust your photos taken earlier that day!

*You MUST bring*:
A digital camera/ cell phone
Connector cord to a computer
Fully charged battery & charger
Memory Card with lots of space
USB drive (to bring home your altered images)

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 2 certifications.

Online Sign-up Opens Feb 3, 2020

March 10, 2020
Colour and Form- Watercolour Techniques
The Button Factory, Waterloo

Learn the basics of painting with watercolours. Let the water move the paint.  Find out how to use the transparency of watercolour paint to mix colours. Work with lost and found edges to create shape and form.

Lunch is provided.
You will earn 1 certification.

Online Sign-up Opens Feb 10, 2020

Take training in your OWN time


!!! SHSM will cover the cost of your CPR Level C & Standard First Aid!!!

*please note that the cost of the blended learning course will not be covered. Please call St. John Ambulance to register for the two-day course to take advantage of this certification free of cost.*

1. Call St. John’s Ambulance below to set up a training session (you cannot register online if SHSM is to pay for the training).

2. You MUST CALL St. John’s Ambulance (do not register online) to inform them:
– your name & school
– you’re a student of the Specialist High Skills Major program
– you’re a student with the Waterloo Catholic School Board
– you need CPR Level C & Standard First Aid

3. Attend training on the date you selected.
*NOTE: You will be charged a fee if you do not attend

4. St. John’s will invoice the SHSM program. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY, and your training will be listed on your progress report by the end of the summer!



1. Select the online training you’d like to complete from the list below:

2. Email with your:
– Name, school, major and type of training you’d like to take

3. Wait three days for the activation and then complete online training on your own time.

4. Email to confirm you’ve completed training
(It may take up to two weeks for it to appear on your SHSM record)


Summer Training

Looking for more training, or have questions?
Contact : or 519-578-3660 ext. 2549