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Did You Know?

You can start an apprenticeship while still in high school!

OYAP - Jump Start Your Career!

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program allows students to get an early start on an apprenticeship in a skilled trade.  Students have the opportunity to work towards their OSSD, while working with an employer in a skilled trade area through a specialized co-op program.  Students can participate in OYAP in three different ways:

  1. OYAP/Co-op - students get the opportunity to complete their co-op in any of the skilled trade areas.  This is an excellent opportunity to 'test' out a trade to see if it's right for you!
  2. Registered OYAP/Co-op - students will continue their co-op placement in a skilled trade area AND may also be registered as an apprentice with the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (Apprenticeship Branch).  The hours completed at co-op will count towards the completion of your apprenticeship program.

For more information, contact your

Co-op or Guidance department.

In order to participate in OYAP, students must:

 arrow be 16 years of age when co-op placement begins

 arrow have successfully completed 16 OSSD credits

 arrow have a demonstrated interest and aptitude for the skilled trade

 arrow prior experience in the sector is recommended (Co-op or tech course 

This Employment Ontario program is funded by the Ontario Government

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arrow Employer Information
arrow Co-op

arrow OYAP Brochure

arrow Safety information for students working at summer jobs

arrow Life After OYAP Fact Sheet

arrow Red Seal Program Brochure


>Record of Cooperative Education Placement Hours for Apprenticeship Purposes

>MTCU OYAP Registration Form

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Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

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Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario Canada K8N 3L3
Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350
Phone: +1 613 966-1170
Fax: +1 613 961-2003

© Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
2007 All rights reserved