Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

Every student attending a secondary school in the York Catholic District School Board has the opportunity to be involved in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). Students are able to explore exciting careers in apprenticeship occupations through the Cooperative Education program.

Students, parents/guardians and employers are encouraged to explore the benefits of OYAP, to read testimonials and to discover how OYAP provides choices and pathways towards successful careers.

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Career 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 a certified journeyperson in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diploma.