Interested in a career in a skilled trade?  You’re in the right place!  Students can become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journey persons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diploma.  To start your apprenticeship all you have to do is take Co-op.  Talk to your Guidance Counselor to see if you can fit Co-op into your timetable.

If you are a student who:

  • Learns best by doing;
  • Enjoys working with your hands;
  • Shows a strong work ethic;
  • Likes working with the latest technologies;
  • Demonstrates a courteous, positive, and responsible attitude;
  • And would like to explore career options while attending high school,

Then OYAP just might be for you!

To be eligible for OYAP, you must:

  • Be at least 15 years of age and be in grade 10-12;
  • Have successfully completed 14 credits;
  • Can be a full-time or part-time student;

Benefits of OYAP?

  • Start an apprenticeship in high school!
  • Make local industry connections
  • Gain hands-on experience
  • Legally work in a compulsory trade
  • Free Working at Heights training for Construction trades
  • Free safety equipment (PPE) including work boots

Talk to a Co-op teacher or your guidance counselor to find out how you can start your apprenticeship in high school with Co-op and OYAP!!!

Explore all the Apprenticeable Trades in Ontario

Graduating OYAP Students!!!

If you’re already an OYAP student, checkout the next steps after graduation.



OYAP Connecting Students Guide & Pamphlet


The Apprenticeship Process (1min 26sec)

OYAP Video – Student Perspective (11min 30sec)