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
and work towards becoming certified
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.
Niagara Catholic Education Centre
Consultant: Business-Technological Education/SHSM/OYAP
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
Careers in Trades
College of Trades
Earn While You Learn
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
Seafarers Apprentice Program - What it is
Seafarers Apprentice Program
Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD)
Niagara Workforce Planning Board
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