OYAP Apprenticeship Programs

APPRENTICESHIPS
 
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
 
 

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (commonly referred to as OYAP) works hand in hand with the Co-operative Education Program at both Wellington Catholic. OYAP is a specialized school to work option that offers students co-operative education credits for work experience placements in skilled trades.  These work experiences for Grade 11 and 12 students are intended to open the door to apprenticeship opportunities during a student's senior high school years and can lead to apprenticeship registration for students. 

Learn more about OYAP 

​​​​INTRODUCTION TO OYAP LEVEL 1 APPRENTICESHIP DUAL CREDIT PROGRAM
 

In partnership with Conestoga College and the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities, 5 Level 1 Apprenticeship Programs will be offered in 2021/2022.

Successful applications will be required to have a Registered Training Agreement (Apprenticeship Registration) with an employer licensed in the Skilled Trade. 

Evidence of skills developed and experience gained will be required for an employer to agree to register a secondary school student as an apprentice.  Students should plan well in advance for this opportunity by incorporating related technology courses, co-op, volunteer and work experience into their secondary pathway.  Students will be expected to actively seek out possible employers.

Candidates for the Level 1 OYAP Dual Credit will be required to have an.  The interviews take place at the Conestoga Guelph Campus and are conducted by a College staff and a School Board staff member. Students will be notified of the date and time of the interview and should come prepared with a resume, credit summary and attendance summary (these can be picked up at the school's guidance office)

OYAP Level 1 Apprenticeship Dual Credit Programs will be offered in the following Skilled Trades:

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Brick and Stone Mason
  • Truck and Coach
  • Culinary
  • Machining
 

In these multi-credit programs, students will

  • earn college trade school credits in one of the Skilled Trades Dual Credit Programs between February and April
  • earn 2 secondary Co-op/OYAP credits under the supervision of a secondary school co-op teacher in May and June
  • receive support from a secondary school teacher in the transition to college
  • have a clear and early orientation to college life and expectations
  • be exempt from Conestoga College tuition fees and text book costs
  • have successfully completed the Grade 12 technology program that matches their Skilled Trades interest
 
See complete list of courses:
Level 1 - Autoservice Technician (AST)
 
Course Code: TTE4Y
# of credits: 2
Semester: 2
Passing grade: 70% on all modules
Campus: Guelph
The Automotive Service Technician program combines a co-operative education course with Level 1 Apprenticeshiptraining (TTE4Y) at the Guelph Campus of Conestoga College.
 
  • earn college trade school credits in the Skilled Trade Dual Credit Program
  • earn 2 secondary Co-op/OYAP credits under the supervision of a secondary school co-op teacher
  • receive support from a secondary school teacher in the transition to college
  •  have a clear and early orientation to college life and expectations
  •  be exempt from Conestoga College tuition fees and textbook costs

 

NOTE: Student is responsible for their own transportation to and from the College, steel toes, and safety glasses.
Level 1 - OYAP Brick and Stone Mason
 
Course Code:  TSD4T
# of credits: 3
Semester: 2
Passing grade: 70% on all modules
Campus: Waterloo
The Brick and Stone Mason program combines a co-operative education course with Level 1 Apprenticeship training (TSD4T) at the Waterloo Campus of Conestoga College.

 

  • earn college trade school credits in the Skilled Trade Dual Credit Program between February and April
  • earn 2 secondary Co-op/OYAP credits under the supervision of a secondary school co-op teacher in May and June
  • receive support from a secondary school teacher in the transition to college
  • have a clear and early orientation to college life and expectations
  • be exempt from Conestoga College tuition fees and textbook cost

 

NOTE: Student is responsible for their own transportation to and from the College, steel toes, and safety glasses.
 
Level 1 - OYAP Truck and Coach
 
Course Code:
# of credits: 2
Semester: 2
Passing grade: 70% on all modules
Campus: Guelph
The Truck and Coach program combines a co-operative education course with Level 1 Apprenticeship training
 
  • earn college trade school credits in the Skilled Trade Dual Credit Program
  • earn 2 secondary Co-op/OYAP credits under the supervision of a secondary school co-op teacher
  • receive support from a secondary school teacher in the transition to college
  •  have a clear and early orientation to college life and expectations
  •  be exempt from Conestoga College tuition fees and textbook costs

 

NOTE: Student is responsible for their own transportation to and from the College, steel toes, and safety glasses.
Level 1 - OYAP General Machinist 
 
Course Code:  TRB4Y
# of credits: 2
Semester: 2
Passing grade: 70% on all modules
Campus: Guelph
The General Machinist program combines a co-operative education course with Level 1 Apprenticeship training (TRB4Y) at the Doon Campus of Conestoga College
 
  • earn college trade school credits in the Skilled Trade Dual Credit Program
  • earn 2 secondary Co-op/OYAP credits under the supervision of a secondary school co-op teacher
  • receive support from a secondary school teacher in the transition to college
  • have a clear and early orientation to college life and expectations
  • be exempt from Conestoga College tuition fees and textbook cost
 
NOTE: Student is responsible for their own transportation to and from the College, steel toes, and safety glasses.
 
See complete list of courses: