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What is an OYAP “Accelerated” program?

Through several partnerships with colleges and local unions, programs have been created  that give students an enriching experience in a skilled trade profession. Working closely with these Training Delivery Agents, students have an opportunity to be taught by professional instructors in state of the art facilities that give high school students a head start in the world of apprenticeship. Through any of the “Accelerated” programs, students can:

  • Complete part or all of their Level One apprenticeship schooling in a specific trade
  • Earn hours towards their apprenticeship training
  • Earn high school credits
  • Earn dual credits
  • Register as an apprentice

How do students apply for any of the OYAP “Accelerated” programs?

The application process for any one of the “Accelerated” programs is as follows:

Contact the cooperative education teacher at your high school for the application form.

  • Students, parents, and teachers are invited to attend an information session
    pertaining to the specific program of their choice. Details on information sessions, application due dates, and interview dates can be provided by speaking to a Guidance Counsellor and a Cooperative Education teacher. 
  • Together with a Guidance Counsellor and a Cooperative education teacher, complete the OYAP Accelerated program application and submit the application with all of the following:
    • Completed Application
    • Current resume
    • A recent copy of a Credit Counselling Form which must be obtained from a school’s Guidance Counsellor
    • Two positive teacher reference forms
  • Students will be interviewed by a team of representatives from participating school boards, members of our partnering training delivery agent, and a member from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
  • During the interview process, students will be assessed on the following:
    • Personal Presentation
    • Communication Skills
    • Attitude
    • Motivation

Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development pays the full tuition to the Training Delivery Agents such as Mohawk College and local unions for each student selected for the program.

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