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Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) – Sustainable Resource Management

Earn a career skills certification in sustainable resource management

PLT Canada has launched a new Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) certification that can be added to the existing Forestry SHSM program. This certification is focused on decision making, using the development of a forest management plan as the concept for the course. 

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“As a teacher, I love the transferability of the decision making process to managing other environmental challenges we face!”

Tara Topping
Secondary School Teacher, Ottawa, Ontario

“As a teacher, I love the transferability of the decision making process to managing other environmental challenges we face!”

Tara Topping
Secondary School Teacher, Ottawa, Ontario

Diverse Perspectives in Sustainable Natural Resource Management (SHSM certification)

This course is offered in partnership with Beanstalk Project—a high-quality SHSM provider who has created an entertaining using videos and virtual interviews to make a direct connection for students and teachers to real-life scenarios.

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The interactive 1–1.5 hour course will:

  • Advance student learning
  • Improve the narrative around forestry in the province
  • Encourage students to pursue a green career pathway

This certification can also be used in other relevant SHSM programs, like Environment, or even outside of SHSMs where educators feel that the decision-making process might be of interest to their students. Find out how this course aligns with Ontario Curriculum

The Diverse Perspectives in Sustainable Natural Resource Management SHSM certification is a self-paced, on-demand workshop that includes:

  • Eight videos and a worksheet.
  • An activity for students to develop a sustainable management plan where they have to balance the social, economic, and environmental interests of their community.
  • A printable certificate.

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Already enrolled? Gain access to PLT Canada’s supplementary resources through the course’s worksheet.


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