OYAP

OYAP

An OYAP student is a student who is earning co-operative education credits for work experience in any of the 147 apprenticeship occupations.

OYAP is a school to work transition program allowing students to complete high school while developing work skills and building up hours towards the completion of an apprenticeship.

There are 147 different skilled trades in Ontario in 4 different sectors:

  • Construction: Landscaper, Cabinet Maker, etc.
  • Motive: Marine Engine Mechanic, Small Engine Mechanic, etc.
  • Industry/Manufacturing: Blacksmith, Millwright, Mould Maker, etc.
  • Service: Hairstylist, Early Childhood Educator, etc.

Canada is facing a shortage of qualified people in the skilled trades. Apprenticeships are available to Grade 11 and 12 students in Ontario through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.

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Registration Procedure

Registration for OYAP runs from September to June of each year.

There three options to register for OYAP:

  1. Call Your Local AETC Centre to set up an appointment;
  2. Walk-In Registrations. Our continuous intake process means that you can register at any time and start right away!
  3.  Fill out the Online Registration Questionnaire and a representative will be in touch with you to set up a Registration appointment.

Eligibility

To be eligible for OYAP, students must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Have accumulated 16 credits;
  • Enrolled full-time in high school;
  • Enrolled in Co-operative Education; and
  • Have an employer interested in taking them on as an apprentice.

Apprenticeship Options

OYAP students will be able to apprentice with various employers throughout the Trillium Lakelands District School Board.

Trillium Lakelands District School Board is committed to supporting career education and exploration through apprenticeships. Your school’s co-op teacher can provide more information.

OYAP is available at the following Alternate Education and Training Centres:

Tim McAlpine
Secondary Pathways Consultant (including OYAP) for Fenelon Falls & Lindsay
705.324.6776, ext 22157

Steve Spiers
OYAP Coordinator for Haliburton & Muskoka
705.457.6436

You may also contact your school’s Co-op teacher.  Click HERE for secondary school contact information.

“I graduated from Gravenhurst AETC in 2012 and went on to earn my diploma as a Chemical Lab Technologist from St. Clair College in Windsor.  I plan to further my education and get my degree in physics.  I wish to give kudos to my teachers at GAETC.  As an assignment Mel, my english teacher, had her students write a letter about their goals and then she sends the letter 3 years later to her students.  I recently received my letter which is very cool, a testament to the support and encouragement I received from GAETC staff. Thank you.”

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The teachers are very supportive and helpful. After 20 years of being out of school they made accomplishing my Gr. 12 and graduating a reality.

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“It’s never too late to finish something you started long ago.”

“The staff here are really friendly.  They are willing to go the extra mile to help you out.”

“As I reflect on the time I have spent in your school, I really enjoyed the work and the fantastic staff.  I will recommend friends to pay the Alternate Education Centre a visit; you know, the people who were like me, that need that extra push to complete their grade 12.”

“With paid co-op, I was able to complete my grade 12 without having to give up my job and return to school full time.”

“With the support of the teachers at LAETC and the support of my employer, I successfully obtained 2 credits in a short period of time.”

“I graduated from Gravenhurst AETC in 2012 and went on to earn my diploma as a Chemical Lab Technologist from St. Clair College in Windsor.  I plan to further my education and get my degree in physics.  I wish to give kudos to my teachers at GAETC.  As an assignment Mel, my english teacher, had her students write a letter about their goals and then she sends the letter 3 years later to her students.  I recently received my letter which is very cool, a testament to the support and encouragement I received from GAETC staff. Thank you.”

“I graduated from Gravenhurst AETC in 2012 and went on to earn my diploma as a Chemical Lab Technologist from St. Clair College in Windsor.  I plan to further my education and get my degree in physics.  I wish to give kudos to my teachers at GAETC.  As an assignment Mel, my english teacher, had her students write a letter about their goals and then she sends the letter 3 years later to her students.  I recently received my letter which is very cool, a testament to the support and encouragement I received from GAETC staff. Thank you.”