Why OYAP?

Do you learn best by doing? Do you have a strong interest in an apprenticeship occupation? If so, then OYAP may be for you!

OYAP students must meet the following requirements:

  • be at least 16 years old
  • have completed 16 credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) prior to starting the program
  • plan to complete the OSSD
  • be enrolled as a full-time student during the program

Other suggested criteria to be an OYAP student:

  • be responsible and mature
  • be competent in math and science
  • have strong communication skills
  • able to commit to a 3-4 year training program

Why Apprenticeship?

  • Apprentices are workers so they earn while they learn.
  • In the next two decades, 40 per cent of new jobs will be in the skilled trades.
  • More people in the skilled trades are retiring than are entering the system.
  • Many peopled in skilled trades now make six-figure incomes with excellent benefits.
  • Many skilled workers use their skills and experience as stepping stones towards other careers in management or go into business for themselves.