York Catholic District School Board

Site: York Region Catholic Education Centre

Service: Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

Record Details
Alternate Name Employment Ontario ; OYAP
Office Phone 905-713-1211
Fax 905-222-7136
Website www.ycdsb.ca/programs-services/school-to-careers-programs/oyap/
Primary Contact Lawrence Cotton; Email: lawrence.cotton@ycdsb.ca
Alternate Contact Mary Talamo
Primary Executive Patricia Preston, Director
Alternate Executive Diane Murgaski
Funding Provincial
Description (Service) School-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools * students earn cooperative education credits in grades 11 and 12 beginning trade apprenticeship through work placements in skilled trades * head start on apprenticeship and opportunity to gain work experience as well as contacts for future employment;

Payment of a wage to an OYAP student during the hours of their Cooperative Education placement is at the discretion of their employer * Students who are registered apprentices must be paid a wage while working beyond school hours or after graduation as apprentice * apprenticeship includes over 130 skilled trades in Ontario covering the automotive, industrial, construction and service sectors;

for apprenticeship after high school student continues to work with employer or enrolls in college apprenticeship program or finds an employer who is willing to sponsor/mentor in a full time ‘on-the-job’ apprenticeship
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served York Region
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) - 89 year(s) 
Full-time high school students 16 years and older entering Grade 11 who attend a secondary school in the York Catholic District School Board
Application Contact the high school guidance counsellor, co-op education teacher or the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Coordinator for the local school board * or contact the local Apprenticeship Office (details available at the Employment Ontario Contact Centre, 1-800-387-5656, TTY 1-866-533-6339) * application form is on website, see website for steps and instructions
Languages English
Fees None
Located In Community Aurora
Address & Map
320 Bloomington Rd W
Aurora, ON L4G 3G8
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Intersection Yonge St and Bloomington Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Apprenticeship Preparation ~ High School Students ; Apprenticeship Preparation ~ Young Adults ; Apprenticeship Training ~ High School Students ; Apprenticeship Training ~ Young Adults


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