What is OYAP?

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program offers students an opportunity to explore a skilled trade and begin an apprenticeship while completing credits towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). OYAP students can begin at age 15 with 14 credits. Some workplaces may require a minimum age of 16 years old. Through Cooperative Education (Co-op), OYAP provides students with on-site work experience and the opportunity to register as an apprentice with a willing employer. Students can participate in work placements in any of the 144 trades, in either full or half-day placements.