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What is OYAP?

What is the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)?

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program.

Students have an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas.

The goals of OYAP are:

  • To provide students with the opportunity to start training in a skilled trade while completing the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma;
  • To provide information to students, parents, educators, and employers on the apprenticeship process;
  • To assist employers in finding motivated and enthusiastic candidates to fill their employment needs.

View the Ministry of Education OYAP Fact Sheet (PDF)

For details about OYAP at your school please speak to your Co-op, Technology, or Guidance teacher. Please feel free to contact the School Board’s OYAP Co-ordinator, Ron Aimola, 519-766-9140, Ext 1.

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