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Sudbury Catholic Schools Launches Specialist High Skills Major

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Darren Falcioni and Talia Ryan, SHSM students explain the benefits of the program. Darren is presently on placement at Dr. Ed Azzola’s Optometrist Office where he observes how to use a refractor to indicate the curvature of the eye and assists with patients. Talia is also on placement at Dr. Mark Reich’s Dental office where she observes surgical procedures, root canals, extractions and X-Rays. Both students were very emphatic that the practical applications and experience gained through the SHSM program and placements would prove to be very beneficial as they progress through the Special High Skills Major program and ultimately post secondary education in the health sector.

April 24, 2008 - Rick Bartolucci, MPP for the City of Greater Sudbury joined George Middleton, Chair of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board, Catherine McCullough, Director of Education, Trustees, Senior Administration, students, staff and many of the Board’s partners in education in celebrating the launch of the Specialist High Skills Major (Health and Wellness) program recently at St. Charles College.

The Specialist High Skills Major program (SHSM) enables students to customize their high school experience to suit their interests and talents, and prepare for a successful post secondary transition to apprenticeship training, college, university or employment while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Sudbury Catholic through the Student Success Initiative has implemented the SHSM (Health and Wellness) program at St. Charles College to provide students interested in health sciences an opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and experience in a health care setting. SHSM students will be exposed to facets of health science at the post secondary level as they participate in the dual credit program through Cambrian College. Sudbury Catholic has also been fortunate to partner with the Sudbury Regional Hospital, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, St. Joseph’s Villa, Science North, Extendicare Falconbridge, Cambrian College, the Northeastern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre and numerous private community partners who will assist in providing experiential learning cooperative educational opportunities for the Board’s students.

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