Energy SHSM

Interested in becoming an SHSM student? Talk to your teacher or guidance department today!

With an Energy 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 Energy 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.

An Energy SHSM may be for you if you are interested in any of the following careers:

Apprenticeship Training

  • Construction Millwright and Industrial Mechanic
  • Contractor and Supervisor, Electrical Trades and Telecommunications Occupations
  • Contractor and Supervisor, Mechanical Trades
  • Electrical Mechanic
  • Electrical Power Line and Cable Worker
  • Gas Fitter
  • Glazier
  • Industrial Instrument Technician and Mechanic
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Insulator (heat and frost)
  • Machinist, Machining, and Tooling Inspector
  • Petroleum, Gas, and Chemical Process Operator
  • Power System Electrician
  • Power Systems and Power Station Operator
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Stationary Engineer and Auxiliary Equipment Operator
  • Steamfitter, Pipefitter, and Sprinkler System Installer


  • Biological Technologist and Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technologist and Technician
  • Construction Electrician
  • Energuide and Quality Control Manager
  • Geological and Mineral Technologist and Technician
  • Geothermal Installer
  • Geothermal System Designer
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Land Surveyor
  • Mapping and Related Technologist and Technician
  • Mechanical Engineer and Technologist
  • Natural and Applied Science Policy Researcher, Consultant, and Program Officer
  • Petroleum, Gas, and Chemical Process Operator
  • Supervisor, Petroleum, Gas, and Chemical Processing and Utilities
  • Technical Sales Specialist - Wholesale Trade
  • Utilities Manager


  • Architects
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Climatologist
  • Economist and Economic Policy Researcher and Analyst
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Environmental Assessor
  • Geological Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Physicist


  • Assembler, Fabricator, Inspector and Tester:
  • Motors, Transformers and Electrical
  • Appliances
  • Electronic Service Technicians
  • Gas Maintenance Workers
  • Home Energy Evaluator
  • Oil and Gas Well Drilling Worker and Services Operator
  • Petroleum, Gas, and Chemical Process Operator
  • Renewable Energy Products Salesperson
  • Residential and Commercial Installer and Servicer
  • Solar Panel Chemical Process Technician
  • Wind Turbine Material Controller

An Energy SHSM will provide students with an assortment of the following TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS specific to the Energy sector:

  • Standard First Aid
  • CPR - Level A
  • Automated external defibrillation (AED)
  • Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing
  • Confined space awareness
  • Customer service
  • Electrical safety
  • Elevated work platforms
  • Energy efficiency training
  • Ergonomics
  • Extinguishing fires
  • Fall protection
  • Geographic information systems
  • Global positioning system
  • Hazardous materials
  • Health and safety - basic
  • Hoisting and rigging
  • Lift truck safety
  • Lockout/tagging
  • Personal protective equipment - energy
  • Pipeline construction safety
  • Radiation safety
  • Trenching safety