Hospitality and Tourism SHSM

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With a Hospitality and Tourism Specialist High Skills Major, students focus on a career path to match their skills and interests in this sector. By making courses more relevant to students, kids get a better understanding of the Hospitality and Tourism sector because they learn it in a real world environment. Students learn on the job with employers through Co-op and Experiential Learning opportunities, as well as in school. At graduation they receive a specially designated diploma.

A Hospitality and Tourism SHSM may be for you if you are interested in any of the following careers:

Apprenticeship Training

  • Baker
  • Butcher and Meat Cutter
  • Chef
  • Cook
  • Special Events Coordinator


  • Accommodation Service Manager
  • Conference and Event Planner
  • Food Service Supervisor
  • Hotel/Resort Manager
  • Restaurant and Food Service Manager
  • Tourism Information Officer
  • Travel Counsellor


  • Dietician
  • Food Bacteriologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Public and Environmental Health Officer
  • Public Relations and Communications


  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Food and Beverage Server
  • Food Counter Attendant and Kitchen Helper
  • Food Stylist
  • Hotel/Front Desk Clerk
  • Hotel Valet
  • Purser and Flight Attendant
  • Receptionist and Front Desk Clerk
  • Reservation Agent
  • Sales Representative - Wine, Food, Wholesale
  • Ticket Agent
  • Tour and Travel Guide
  • Tourist Information Clerk

A Hospitality and Tourism SHSM will provide students with an assortment of the following TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS specific to the Hospitality and Tourism sector:

  • Standard First Aid
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation CPR - Level A
  • Customer Service
  • Cook/Line Cook
  • Events Coordinator
  • Fishing Guide
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Guest Services
  • Heritage Interpreter
  • Housekeeping Services
  • Life Saving
  • Paddling Techniques
  • Safe Food Handling - advanced
  • Safe Food Handling - basic
  • Smart Serve
  • Spa Service
  • Spa Etiquette
  • Ticket Agent
  • Tourism - basic
  • Tour Guide