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Co-op and Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

Co-op Courses

Career studies courses allow students an opportunity to access their strengths and interests to make good career and educational choices in their future lives. Visit our co-op page for course selections. Students must complete a co-op application form and an interview before being accepted.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

What is OYAP?

OYAP is an enhanced co-op program which allows students to start to learn a skilled trade (through apprenticeship) while at the same time completing the requirements (through co-op credits) for Ontario Secondary School graduation.

What is Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is an agreement between a student who wants to learn a skilled trade, an employer/sponsor who provides the training and the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities Apprenticeship branch.

Who Is Eligible?

Student must:

  • Be enrolled full-time during the program
  • Be 16 years of age and must have earned 16 credits to participate in OYAP
  • Be recommended by appropriate departments (e.g. Technological studies, Student Services, Co-op)
  • Have a strong desire to pursue a career in a skilled occupation
  • Complete all of the compulsory courses required for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

Program of Study

  • Year 1 and 2 - Regular academic program with appropriate electives*.
  • Year 3- Regular academic program with appropriate electives* plus enhanced co-op (pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship on the job training)
  • Year 4 - Regular academic program with appropriate electives* plus enhanced co-op(pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship on the job training)

* Appropriate electives linked to on the job training (co-op).

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