2018-2019 Specialist High School Major Program launch

Posted on Thursday October 04, 2018

Renfrew County District School Board to host 2018-2019 Specialist High School Major Program launch

Renfrew County – Over 400 Grade 11 Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) students will experience the variety of program streams offered in a daylong event aimed at highlighting and encouraging students to consider post-secondary programs at the college and university level.

The event will begin with a keynote address by Sean Aiken entitled, “Discover your Passion”.

Mr. Aiken is the creator of The One Week Job Project – an inspiring journey across North America in which he worked 52 jobs in 52 weeks to find his passion. He’s been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Globe & Mail, on CNN, 20/20, The Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America, MTV, CBC, CTV, and countless other media outlets around the world. His book, The One Week Job Project, is published by Random House USA and Penguin Books Canada.

The SHSM program encourages students to focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting their graduation requirements. The SHSM is a valued part of the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) Grade 11 and 12 students' pathways.

Who:                Sean Aiken, public speaker and author of “The One Week Job Project”
                         School staff and students
                         Board representatives

What:               SHSM Program Conference 

Where:             Cobden Agricultural Hall, 43 Astrolabe Rd, Cobden, ON

When:              Wednesday, October 10, 9:30 am until 1:30 pm


For further information regarding this release, please contact:


Jonathan Laderoute
Communications Manager
Renfrew County District School Board
ext. 2231
cell: 613.635.3528