The Accelerated OYAP programs are offered in partnership with Conestoga College and 3 local trade Unions: The Plumbing and Pipefitters Union UZ527; Carpenters Union Local 785; and IBEW Local 804.
These programs provide secondary students with the opportunity to jump start their apprenticeship while in high school.
Each of these programs are highly competitive and limited spots are available. Students who truly wish to pursue a career in the specific trades below should apply.
Auto Service Technician Level 1 Dual Credit Program
Truck and Coach Technician Level 1 Dual Credit Program
Brick and Stone Mason Level 1 Dual Credit Program
Precision Machining Level 1 Dual Credit Program
Plumbing and Steam Fitting program through The Plumbing and Pipefitters Union UA527
General Carpentry program through the Carpenters Union Local 785
Electrical program through the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 804
For more information, please check out the appropriate Fact Sheet:
Who should apply?
To be eligible for Accelerated OYAP, the student must:
• Have 26 secondary school credits with all compulsory credits completed by the end of semester 1 of Grade 12
• Have completed the related senior level technology course
• Be interviewed, and have a reference from their Technology Teacher