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:
A site for researching the trades:
This Generation T website gives opportunity to
self-assess factors that the individual likes or dislikes in a workplace, and
then cumulates in suggested trade careers that suit the individual.
This ApprenticeSearch website has been built over 20
years. Every certified Ontario trade is present, and the job descriptions
include factors to consider about working conditions.
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
Various Charts – Auto Body & Collision Damage Repair; Brick & Stone Mason; Early Childhood Educator; Horticultural Technician; Marine Engine Technician; Small Engine Technician; Truck & Coach Technician