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2021–2022 SHSM OFFERINGS

Science North offers industry certifications for Specialist High Skill Major (SHSM) students. Programs can be offered virtually, in the classroom or at Science North.  Explore our industry certificates that fit your student’s field of study below.

To book or for more information, email brendanroy [at] sciencenorth.ca


virtual offerings

Students will earn their certificates virtually through videoconferencing.

Each certification program is 2 hours long unless otherwise noted. Choose any two industry certificates for the full-day option. Choose a single industry certificate for the half-day option. 

Full-Day Price: $40 per student + HST (two industry certificates)

Half-Day Price: $25 per student + HST (one industry certificate)

CERTIFICATES OFFERED VIRTUALLY:

Coding SPE – Full Day

Communication Skills

Customer Service 

Effective Networking

Game Design

Advanced Training in a Technique (Coding)

ICE SPE – Full Day

Leadership Skills

Public Speaking

 


classroom offerings

Science North will come into your classroom to deliver these industry certifications. 

Each certification program is 2 hours in duration unless otherwise noted. Choose any two industry certificates for the full-day option. Choose a single industry certificate for the half-day option. 

Full-Day Price: $1800/day + $0.50/km travelled (two industry certificates, max 30 students)

CERTIFICATES OFFERED IN THE CLASSROOM:

CAD/CAM*

Sector Specific Software

Advanced Training in a Technique – Full day

Coding SPE – Full Day

Concussion Awareness

Communication Skills

Customer Service

Effective Networking

Game Design

Advanced Training in a Technique

GPS

Group Dynamics

Habitat Restoration*

ICE SPE – Full Day

Lab Practices

Leadership Skills

Plant Identification*

Public Speaking

Species ID*

Water Management

 

 

 

* not available until September 2022


offerings at Science North

Come to Science North for your industry certifications. An excellent opportunity to spend some time at the science centre.

Each certification program is 2 hours in duration unless otherwise noted. Choose any two industry certificates for the full-day option. Choose a single industry certificate for the half-day option. 

Full-Day Price: $52 per student + HST (two industry certificates)

Half-Day Price: $30 per student + HST (one industry certificate)

CERTIFICATES OFFERED AT SCIENCE NORTH:

CAD/CAM*

Sector Specific Software

Advanced Training in a Technique – Full Day

Coding SPE – Full Day

Concussion Awareness

Communication Skills

Customer Service

Effective Networking

Game Design

Advanced Training in a Technique

GPS

Group Dynamics

Habitat Restoration*

ICE SPE – Full Day

Lab Practices

Leadership Skills

Plant Identification*

Public Speaking

Species ID*

Tour Guide

Water Management

 

 

* not available until September 2022


INDUSTRY CERTIFICATES

CAD/CAM; SECTOR SPECIFIC SOFTWARE; ADVANCED TRAINING IN A TECHNIQUE

Sectors: Aviation and Aerospace; Construction, Energy; Information and Communication Technology; Manufacturing; Transportation

Format: Science North, Classroom

Duration: Full Day 

Description: This program leads students through the creation of a mechanism. They will use software to create 3D models which can be printed using a 3D printer and then combined to create the mechanism (like a hinge). This program highlights the thought process of creating a tool or mechanism and the many methods CAD/CAM is used by industries.

CODING SPE

Sectors: All sectors

Format: Science North, Classroom, Virtual

Duration: Full Day

Description: In this program, students will learn the basics of app design and have the opportunity to create their own app specific to their sector. They will brainstorm unique ideas, model their design and have time to build their app, which can then be downloaded onto their own personal devices.

CONCUSSION AWARENESS

Sectors: Health and Wellness; Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services; Sports

Format: Science North, Classroom

Duration: 2 hours 

Description: This program will give students a better understanding of how concussions occur and the effects that they can have. Done in three parts, students will learn about the anatomy of the brain, use accelerometers to gauge how much force causes a concussion and use concussion goggles to simulate their effects.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Sectors: Health and Wellness; Non-Profit; Sports

Format: Science North, Classroom, Virtual

Duration: 2 hours

Description: Effective communication is an important skill to succeed in the workforce. This workshop explores the importance of communication and teaches students some of the techniques that will make them successful. Paired with engaging and interactive activities, students will have numerous opportunities to practice their communication skills as part of this workshop.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Sectors: All Sectors

Format: Science North, Classroom, Virtual

Duration: 2 hours

Description: Customer service is a skill used across a huge variety of sectors. This workshop will explore how customer service is relevant to specific sectors. In lessons paired with interactive scenarios and activities, students will practice their customer service skills in ways that apply to them and their sector.

EFFECTIVE NETWORKING

Sectors: Business

Format: Science North, Classroom, Virtual

Duration: 2 hours

Description: Effective networking is an important skill to succeed in the pursuit of goals and work. This workshop explores techniques for goal-setting, communication, strategies, and more in order to build skills for attending networking events, culminating with a mock networking event in which students can practice their skills.

GAME DESIGN; ADVANCED TRAINING IN A TECHNIQUE

Sectors: Arts and Culture; Information and Communication Technology

Format: Science North, Classroom, Virtual

Duration: 2 hours

Description: In an increasingly digital world, this workshop will build student digital literacy while providing them with an introduction to various coding skills used in game design. Students will use the platform MakeCode Arcade to make their own game with the guidance of a Science North Bluecoat. For the Science North and Classroom formats, students will be able to play their games on a PiBadge.

GPS

Sectors: Agriculture; Energy; Hospitality and Tourism; Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services; Mining; Sports

Format: Science North, Classroom

Duration: 2 hours

Description: In this highly interactive experience, students will have hands on experience with GPS devices as they explore outdoors. They will learn about geocaching, navigation, and other uses for GPS is several industries.

GROUP DYNAMICS

Sectors: Health and Wellness; Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services; Sports

Format: Science North, Classroom

Duration: 2 hours

Description: This workshop will teach students a variety of group based skills such as conflict resolution, building trust and blending strengths to allow them to succeed in a group setting. Filled with hands-on group activities, students will learn the qualities of a highly functional team and apply it in a variety of scenarios.

HABITAT RESTORATION

Sectors: Environment

Format: Science North, Classroom

Duration: 2 hours

Description: With environmental concerns on the rise and more and more sectors taking environmental impact into account, knowledge of and practice at habitat restoration is an important skill. Students will learn how broadly applicable habitat restoration is, practice solving problems around habitat restoration in various workplaces, and grow their ecological surveying and testing skills.

ICE SPE

Sectors: Health and Wellness; Sports; Mining; Environment; Construction; Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services; Business; Hospitality and Tourism; Non-Profit

Format: Science North, Classroom, Virtual

Duration: Full Day

Description: Science North has partnered with various partners to bring sector specific challenges to students. Presented as a pre-recorded video, students will be connected with a real-world partner with a real solution and be tasked with coming up with a solution. Students will brainstorm, prototype and present their solutions, which will be shared with the sector partners when finished.

LAB PRACTICES

Sectors: Health and Wellness

Format: Science North, Classroom

Duration: 2 hours

Description: This program provides students with hands-on experience that will introduce them to a variety of techniques used in a lab setting, including sterilization techniques, using micropipettes, performing serial dilutions and conduction a bioassay case study. 

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Sectors: All Sectors

Format: Science North, Classroom, Virtual

Duration: 2 hours

Description: Leadership is a skill that can be learned and takes practice to improve at. This workshop will teach students about various leadership techniques, including influence without authority, and give them a platform to practice their leadership through a variety of activities.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Sectors: Business

Format: Science North, Classroom, Virtual

Duration: 2 hours

Description: Public speaking is an important skill from the classroom to the workplace. Students will learn strategies to create presentations with intent and purpose, and to identify their audience. They will build and improve a brief presentation to put these skills into practice.

SPECIES ID

Sectors: Environment

Format: Science North, Classroom

Duration: 2 hours

Description: Students will learn how and why species ID is relevant in a variety of industries and career paths, and practice identifying species using tracks, sounds, and industry-specific technology such as trail cameras and overhead surveys.

TOUR GUIDE

Sectors: Hospitality and Tourism

Format: Science North, Classroom

Duration: 2 hours

Description: Students will learn skills in storytelling and public speaking, and how those skills are used by tour guides. They will also learn some tips and tricks for virtual tours and delivery, while experiencing a virtual tour of Science North from an expert.

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