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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) Dual Credit students receive certificates from St. Lawrence College at Evening Celebration

2013-06-12

Fifty-eight students from our five area school boards will be receiving certificates from St. Lawrence College to mark their successful completion of the Level 1 In-School Apprenticeship Training in one of four skilled trades programs that took place on the Kingston Campus this year.  The celebration will take place in Davies Hall at 7 pm on Wednesday June 12, 2013.

 

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)gives secondary students an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas.

 

These OYAP students have not only earned their Masonry, General Carpentry or Hairstyling Level 1 Apprenticeship In-School designation, but they have also earned college credits and two credits towards their high school diploma as part of the province-wide School College Work Initiative. 

 

From General Carpentry, Brick and Stone Masonry, and Hairstyling, these OYAP/Dual Credit students have had a unique opportunity to get an idea of what college is like and a head start on earning post-secondary creditsCurrently, most of these students are now working with an employer earning co-op credits through their local school board.

 

In 2012-13, more than 650 students participated in a Dual Credit program at one our three campuses.  Approximately 50 per cent of students who have completed a St. Lawrence College Dual Credit course in high school choose St. Lawrence as their post-secondary destination.

 

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