specialist high skills major

training & developing youth

Muskoka Woods’ vision and commitment is to "inspire youth to shape their world".
One of the ways we do this is by training & developing young people. Leadership training that was once only available for the corporate executive is now made available to young people through The Leadership Studio Experiences from Muskoka Woods.  Muskoka Woods provides unique learning opportunities and certifications for Specialist High School Major students.

A Specialist High Skills Major is an Ontario ministry-approved specialized program. It allows grade 11 and 12 students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school. It also assists in their transition after graduation to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace.

workshops & certifications

Workshops and Certifications are facilitated by experienced Muskoka Woods staff who have been training youth & groups in our Leadership Studio & CEO Leadership Program at Muskoka Woods and abroad. They are dynamic, engaging and demonstrate their commitment to see young people develop into leaders through leading these fun & energetic sessions.

All of our workshops are experiential for students.  They will create memorable learnings and also be provided with a certificate in completion of the workshop. We will work with Educators to ensure the experience is tailored to the sector as much as possible.  We offer the following certifications:

Communication Skills
Conflict Resolution
Customer Service
Ethical Considerations
Event Coordination
Equity and Inclusion
Group Dynamics
Guest Services

To learn about which SHSM sectors correspond with different certifications, click here.

Leadership Skills
Personality Inventory
Portfolio Development
Project management
Public Speaking
Risk Management
Social Media Networking
Stress Management Techniques

stay put

We will come to you! Keep it simple with our in-school certifications. 

North for the night

Enjoy the benefits of taking your students up north to Muskoka, experience the Muskoka Woods Leadership Studio and some of the fun camp has to offer.

in the 6ix


Visit us at our TTC-accessible Muskoka Woods' Toronto office for a certification in the city. 

For more information and booking requests for all our options, please contact Vicky Cade at vicky@muskokawoods.com.

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