Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

What is an Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)?

  • 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.

 

  • An OYAP student earns cooperative education credits for work experience in an apprenticeship occupation.  The student may or may not be formally registered as an apprentice while attending high school.

 

  • 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 enable students to make the school to work transition by direct entry into apprenticeship training;
  • To provide employers with the opportunity to train the skilled workers they require;
  • To provide a viable solution to address the problem of skilled tradespeople shortages in general, and specifically the lack of young people joining the trades.

Board Contact

Niagara Catholic Education Centre

Ivana Galante

Consultant:  Business-Technological Education/SHSM/OYAP

905-735-0240 x121

E-mail: Ivana Galante

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