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.

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.

Coop Poster

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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For information or specific questions about OYAP, please contact our co-op department or Elaine McLachlin, OYAP Coordinator at [email protected].

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