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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

​​The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) allows students the opportunity to experience an apprenticeship trade or occupation while they are still in secondary school. This gives the student the ability to make an informed decision about a potential career in the skilled trades. According to the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU), "participants of OYAP are students who are in a cooperative education placement in an apprenticeship trade or occupation" (OYAP Program Guidelines). To be eligible for the OYAP program, students must:

  • be at least 16 years old;
  • have successfully completed 16 credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) prior to starting the program; and
  • be enrolled full-time in a secondary school.

OYAP enables employers/sponsors to work with students, providing an opportunity to assess the student's aptitude, attitude, and interest. If both the student and employer/sponsor are willing to further the commitment, the student can be registered with MTCU as an apprentice and continue apprenticeship training upon receiving her/his Ontario Secondary School Diploma. OYAP provides students with the opportunity to earn secondary school credits, gain valuable experience and, if registered, continue post-secondary apprenticeship training. ​

Upcoming OYAP Event 

Build a Dream: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 5-9pm at the Hellenic Centre in London 

Click here to register

The focus of this event is to encourage female students in grade 9-12 to consider a variety of career pathways including apprenticeship. Parents are invited to attend this free event with their daughter. 

This event features:

  • Sherry Holmes from "Holmes on Homes" is the keynote speaker
  • a panel discussion hosted by successful females from many different career fields
  • female mentors to provide insight to the female students in attendance
  • employer career fair
  • dinner, door prizes, hands-on activities, photo booth

In order to attend, you must register online. Click here to register.

Build A Dream Flyer 2018.pdf 


OYAP Participant Form 2016.pdf