Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

The goals of OYAP are:

  • To provide students with the opportunity to start training in a skilled trade while completing the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma;
  • To enable students to make the school to work transition by direct entry into apprenticeship training;
  • To provide employers with the opportunity to train the skilled workers they require;
  • To provide a viable solution to address the problem of skilled tradespeople shortages in general, and specifically the lack of young people joining the trades.

In the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) students in Grade 12 or Grade 12+ have an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas. Students can earn 2-3 dual credits towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) at the same time they are completing their Level 1 apprenticeship at the college.

OYAP Student Commitment and Next Steps Document - pdf document

Due to COVID-19, Applications and Equal Consideration Deadlines for Fall 2021 will be determined once secondary school students return to class. Please contact the PASS office or your Dual Credit Teacher for more information.

Application forms can be found on the Guidance webpage but must be submitted through their Guidance or Co-Op office. Students who meet the admissions criteria are accepted until the program is full.