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Co-op and Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

Co-op Courses

Career studies courses allow students an opportunity to access their strengths and interests to make good career and educational choices in their future lives.  

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

What is OYAP?

OYAP is an enhanced co-op program which allows students to start to learn a skilled trade (through apprenticeship) while at the same time completing the requirements (through co-op credits) for Ontario Secondary School graduation.

What is Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is an agreement between a student who wants to learn a skilled trade, an employer/sponsor who provides the training and the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities Apprenticeship branch.

Who Is Eligible?

Student must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student during the program
  • Be 16 years of age and must have earned 16 credits to participate in OYAP
  • Be recommended by appropriate departments (e.g. Technological studies, Student Services, Co-op)
  • Have a strong desire to pursue a career in a skilled occupation
  • Complete all of the compulsory courses required for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

Program of Study

  • Year 1 and 2 - Regular academic program with appropriate electives*.
  • Year 3- Regular academic program with appropriate electives* plus enhanced co-op (pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship on the job training)
  • Year 4 - Regular academic program with appropriate electives* plus enhanced co-op(pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship on the job training)

* Appropriate electives linked to on the job training (co-op).

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