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Co-operative Education

All students, regardless of their postsecondary 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.

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Recruiting efforts have begun for the 2017-18 OYAP PMC program. We continue to consult with our OYAP Manufacturing Advisory Committee (MAC) members who inform us that they are still in need of skilled labour and are utilizing the program to fill labour gaps in their companies.

The ideal candidate will be a student who has an interest in pursuing the precision metal cutting trades such as General Machinist, Tool & Die Maker and Mould Maker. Candidates must;

  • Be entering grade 12 in September 2017;
  • Have strong math marks; and,
  • Be enrolled in a four credit co-op in second semester 2018.

There will be two information sessions occurring in March. Students who have taken TMJ 3 and/or TMJ 4 will be receiving an invitation in the mail. Attendance is not limited to those students who have taken the Manufacturing course. Please share this opportunity with students who have identified an interest in the PMC trades.


Information sessions are scheduled as follows:

Session DateSession LocationRegistration

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Holiday Inn

20 Fairview Drive, Barrie, ON

Dana Crewson

(705) 734-6363 ext.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Midland Cultural Centre

333 King Street, Midland, ON


The OYAP PMC Program is a unique opportunity for up to 20 students from Simcoe and Muskoka. Those selected to participate will;

  • become registered apprentices;
  • obtain on-the-job training; and,
  • complete the first level of apprenticeship in-school training at Georgian College in Barrie.

Note: Transportation will be provided for the in-school component of training and program costs will be covered.


Students who are interested in the program are asked to apply by Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Application Package must include:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Attendance Summary
  • Transcript

Application Packages to be scanned and emailed to Sarah Kekewich at

Note: Cover Letter should be made out to the attention of the Manufacturing Advisory Committee.  MAC members will be interviewing and selecting candidates for the program.

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PMC Brochure for 2017-18 Program.pdf

 PMC 2017-2018 Memo.pdf