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Co-operative Education


As in past years, partnership between the Simcoe County District School Board and local manufacturers has opened up promising opportunities for Grade 11 students interested in taking a look at careers in industry who could be available for summer employment 2020 and who have room in their timetable for a 4-credit co-op SEM 2 of 2020-2021.  Together with area employers and a panel of past graduates of the program, OYAP is offering a Parent-Student Information Night to provide learning about careers in precision metal cutting and specifically about the OYAP PMC Program which can include a Level 01 429A General Machinist apprenticeship class at college, spring of 2021.


Parent-Student Information Night

DATE:                   Wednesday, February 12

LOCATION:          Holiday Inn, 20 Fairview Road, Barrie

TIME:                   Formal Presentation 7-8:15 p.m. with Panel of Current Apprentices;

                             Employer Displays 6:30 p.m. and after the meeting


The brochure below, which OYAP mailed in early January to many Grade 11 students (based on course selection including manufacturing or a combination of maths and sciences), has more details about the application requirements and Employer-Student Program Interview Day on Tuesday, April 7.

 OYAP 2020 PMC Brochure.pdf

Benefits of this employer program being offering in 2020-2021 school year include:

•  Introduction to local manufacturers

•  Opportunity for paid summer work experience in 2019

•  Free 8-Week Level 01 Apprenticeship training at Georgian College

•  Free transportation and learning materials for Level 01

•  Valuable work experience through Co-operative Education

•  Head-start towards a Certificate of Qualification in Precision Metal Cutting

All students, regardless of their post-secondary destination, have the opportunity to take co-op. Cooperative Education is a planned learning experience, for which credits are earned, that integrates classroom theory and learning experiences at a workplace. Two co-op credits can count towards a student's compulsory requirements in Groups 1, 2 and/or 3.

Co-op Infographic.png

Co-op Infographic.png

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If you are would like to take Co-op in Semester 2, please pick up a Co-op Information Form in Guidance or use the PDF below.

Coop Information form 2018-19.pdf

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OYAP Logo.jpgFor information or specific questions about OYAP, please contact our co-op department or Elaine McLachlin, OYAP Coordinator at

You can also visit or this page at the SCDSB website.

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