What is OYAP?
The goals of OYAP are:
- To provide students with the opportunity to start training in a skilled trade, at the actual apprenticeship level, 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 Ontario in general, and specifically the lack of young people joining the trades.