Do you have a specific trade you want to do when you graduate? Then this is the program for you!

  • Any student completing Co-op in a trade is an OYAP student
  • You begin the theory component in high school while completing your high school diploma
  • Placement experience is through the co-op department
  • Concentrated OYAP is a two year program (year 3 / 4 or 4 / 5)
  • You can receive up to 4 co-op credits!
  • Registration of an apprentice is at the discretion of the employer!
  • Co-op department cannot guarantee apprenticeships!

How do I get into OYAP?

  • Successfully completed 16 credits at school
  • Be enrolled full time at school
  • Be 16 years of age
  • Agree to follow an education plan specifically designed for the apprenticeship destination and graduation of high school if considering Concentrated OYAP
  • Demonstrate competencies in Math, English, Science and Technological Studies
  • Work towards maintaining a 70% average in your courses
  • Successfully complete the Grade 10 Literacy Test
  • Follow general procedures for applying to co-op

Existing concentrated OYAP trade programs

  • Manufacturing
  • Cook/Baker
  • Community Home Building Program
  • Automotive Power
  • Hairstylist

Sample Path for a Concentrated OYAP Student
General Machinist or Tool & Die Maker

Year 3 or 4

Year 4 or 5

These courses are mandatory:

  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Religion
  • Compulsory Subject when required
These courses are mandatory:

  • Manufacturing Technology (3 credits)
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Religion
2 Co-op credits (work placement) tied to manufacturing technology 2 Co-op credits (work placement) tied to manufacturing technology
Choose one other course as an elective – Grade 11 Physics is recommended. The apprenticeship will continue after graduation, subject to employer satisfaction with student performance on the job.