Transport

Hamilton has many advantages as a transportation hub. Hamilton’s bay provides a natural habour, the busiest port on the Canadian Great Lakes. A position at the Niagara Gateway provides access to US markets. Hamilton is also well positioned with direct links to major highways and rail lines. All aspects of the goods movement cluster are represented in Hamilton: marine, road, rail and air along with logistics and warehousing. In 2005 the City of Hamilton’s identified this cluster as an important source of economic growth for the City. While there are clear opportunities in terms of economic growth, the goods movement cluster in Hamilton faces some significant human resource challenges. This program enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service, and repair engine, electrical, suspension, brake, and steering systems on cars, trucks, airplanes, and marine craft. Students will develop communication and teamwork skills on the job through practical tasks.

GRADE 11 AND 12 COURSES INCLUDE:

  • Transportation technology
  • Technological design
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics

BENEFITS OF THE SHSM:

  • Sector-specific knowledge, skills and certifications
  • Valued by postsecondary educational institutions
  • Built-in flexibility
  • Post-secondary "reach ahead" experiences
  • Work experiences and cooperative education
  • 21st century industry standards
WHERE IS TRANSPORTATION OFFERED?
  • Bishop Ryan
  • Bishop Tonnos
  • Cardinal Newman
  • Cathedral
  • St. Jean de Brebeuf
  • St. Mary
  • St. Thomas More