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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) allows students to get a jump-start on their future in the skilled trades. Students can earn high school credits while they get experience in the trade of their choice. All students completing placements in an Apprentice able Trade are considered OYAP students. Students also may have the choice of registering as an OYAP apprentice while at their placement.​

​To register as an apprentice, students must be at least 16 years of age and have 16 credits.  Students must also have good academic standing and excellent attendance.  

​Additionally, the Durham District School Board offers students the opportunity to apply for Accelerated Level One programs where students earn the first level of their Apprenticeship training in the final semester of high school.  To apply, students must plan on completing all of their compulsory courses during the first semester of their Grade twelve school year.  It is recommended that students complete at least one Co-op experience in their trade before applying to the Accelerated OYAP program.


​If you have any questions about the Trades or want to learn more about our OYAP program, please do not hesitate to contact the Cooperative Education and OYAP Facilitator.

Cooperative Education and OYAP Facilitator
(905) 666 6470


Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East,
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6 Canada

Phone: 905-666-5500
Fax: 905-666-6474
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3968
TTY 905-666-6943, 877-868-5575
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