OYAP – Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

What is OYAP?

Government of Ontario

This OYAP program is funded by the Government of Ontario

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) allows a Co-op student to begin to learn a skilled trade while completing the requirements for a high school diploma.  A Co-op student may be signed as an apprentice with the employer at the time of his/her placement.  Students graduate with a diploma, skills in a trade, experience in the workplace, and a head start in a skilled profession.

OYAP Benefits

For the Student

Rachel

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  • Allows students to explore the skilled trades, which could lead to a meaningful career.
  • Allows students to earn credits towards a high school diploma for skills demonstrated in the workplace.  Also allows students to log hours and develop competencies toward the total hours required for the trade as a registered apprentice while in secondary school.
  • Increases opportunities for part time employment.
  • Builds a network for future employment.
  • Experiences a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment in becoming a successful tradesperson.
  • Allows students to earn a high school diploma and gain a start towards a career in a skilled trade.  After earning an OSSD, various financial incentives are available.

For more information, contact:

Jeremy Noel
jeremy_noel@lakeheadschools.ca
(807) 625-5167

or visit OYAP.com