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Co-op and OYAP


What is the Co-operative Education Program (Co-op) 

Cooperative Education is a Ministry of Education–approved program that allows students to earn secondary school credits while completing a work placement. The program consists of a Cooperative Education (Co-op) course monitored by a Cooperative Education teacher, a related curriculum course in any subject, and a work placement. Students can count two co-op credits as compulsory credits towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Cooperative Education students must take the related course concurrently with Cooperative Education or have successfully completed the related course before being placed in the program.

For more information about Co-op visit the Board's Co-op webpage 

What is the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)?  

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program. Students have an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing the requirements for their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). 

For more information about OYAP visit the Board's OYAP webpage 

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