Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) - Toronto District School Board
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Central Technical School Specialized Programs

Central Technical School is committed to students' success by enabling them to pursue all pathways upon completion of their secondary education experience.

To facilitate this, we currently have very specialized Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs within our Technical Department.

Central Technical School prides itself in the teachers that teach these special programmes have trades licences with many years of related experience.

Students participating in these special Programs have an edge when applying to university, college, apprenticeship or work placements.

Traditionally 86% of the Central Technical School students enrolled in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programme have been signed as apprentices in their desired trade.

Students who participate in Cooperative Education in an apprenticeable trade are able to participate in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) while they are still in secondary school. This program allows them to start working on post-secondary apprenticeship qualifications right away. OYAP starts in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program.

Students in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) have opportunities to become registered apprentices and work toward becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas.