Four Reasons Why Experiential Learning is Great for Students

When it comes to the different ways of educating students, one thing is true – students learn best from doing.  To promote that, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) provides experiential learning opportunities that expose students to potential career paths well before they graduate.  What is experiential learning? It is the process of teaching […]

Five Reasons to Pursue a Skilled Trade

Skilled Trades make up a large part of the Canadian economy, employing 1 out of every 5 people. Each of the trades touches a tangible aspect of Canadian life and provides the basic framework for every community.  Beyond being able to contribute directly to the community, there are a lot of reasons why choosing a […]

Not just for the factory

Tradespeople are needed across the workforce The skilled trades touch almost every aspect of our lives, from the way we move, the places we live and work, and even  the very food we eat. Each trade requires hands-on work and specialized knowledge as workers build and maintain our society’s infrastructure.  Though we generally think of […]

Skilled trades offer excellent careers for everyone

Whether you are a student thinking about life after high school or if you are contemplating a change later in life, consider a rewarding career in the skilled trades. There is an expected (and well-publicized) skill trade worker shortage looming, with some estimates predicting the shortfall of trades people to be as high as 40%. […]

Level 1 OYAP

Accelerated Level 1 OYAP Level 1 OYAP offers a select number of grade 12 students the very unique opportunity of accelerating an apprenticeship.  Two things are required to be considered for Level 1 OYAP: Be graduating in June and pursuing their desired trade after graduation A Registered Training Agreement (RTA) with an employer licensed in […]

Community Partners

Post-Secondary Conestoga College – Trades and Apprenticeships Industry/Community Build A Dream Promoting equity and women in skilled trades Support Ontario Youth Non-Unionized Electrical & Plumbing Apprenticeships Business Education Partnership Community partnerships, guest speakers, and Trade Unions International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers – Local 804 Electrical Apprenticeships United Association – Local 527 Plumbing, pipe fitting, welding. LiUNA […]

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David Pope – OYAP Coordinator Email: Phone: 519-570-0003 Ext. 4256   Follow Us on Social Media Twitter Instagram Facebook Linkedin