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OYAP

Registration

September through to June.

Eligibility

  • 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.

Description

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.

Where Will I 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.

Contact Us

For more information on OYAP, please contact:

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.