Specialist High Skills Major » Information and Communications Technology

Information and Communications Technology

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)  is the sector that processes information (which includes capturing, transmitting, and displaying information) using electronic systems.  The ICT sector continues to transform our economy and everday life.  Core industries in this sector include:
  • communications systems (e.g. telecommunications, cable/broadband, broadcasting, and other program distribution systems)
  • computer systems (e.g. computer engineering, technical support, electronics, robotics, network engineering)
  • software and digital media (e.g. computer programming, computer and video games, simulations, computer animation, data management, web design, web protals, internet security)

Any of the above areas may include a range of activities dealing with design and development, sales and marketing, security, training and maintenance and repair.

Students enrolled in the SHSM - ICT will be involved in today's rapid and exciting changes in technology and will contribute to new and emerging media and technologies in the years to come.
The SHSM - ICT enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university or an entry-level position in the workplace.