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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program.

Students have an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas.

Visit the OYAP website​ for more information.

Here are a few good websites to visit:

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training, work experience and technical training.  It is a hands-on training program for people who enjoy learning by doing and earning while learning.

  • The training provides access to well-paying jobs that demand a high level of skills, judgment and creativity.

  • Employers provide about 90 percent of apprenticeship training in the workplace. The remaining 10 percent involves classroom instruction on theory which is usually delivered at an approved community college or training delivery agent.

  • Upon successful completion of the practical and in-school components, an apprentice has an opportunity to write the provincial/interprovincial exam to become a certified journeyperson in a skilled trade

Apprenticeship Charts:

Various Charts – Auto Body & Collision Damage Repair; Brick & Stone Mason; Early Childhood Educator; Horticultural Technician; Marine Engine Technician; Small Engine Technician; Truck & Coach Technician