The Road to a Skilled Trade


The Road to Apprenticeship

Many kinds of jobs are available through apprenticeships.  Apprenticeship training lets students “test drive” a career.

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What is an apprenticeship?

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Pathway to certification

144 skilled trades

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) allows students in Grades 11 & 12 to explore apprenticeship options in a skilled trade career.

To be eligible for OYAP, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age and in either Grade 11 or Grade 12;
  • Have successfully completed 16 credits.



College Dual Credit Program FAQs

Dual Credit School College Work Initiative Brochure

Y Credits – Semester 1

The following Dual credit programs are available in semester 1 and are for students who may need a reset to get their diploma completed:

These credits – Semester 1 –  are delivered completely at Conestoga College:  Culinary Fundamentals, Mechanical Fundamentals (plumbing & heating)

O Credits – Semester 2

The following Dual credit programs are a great choice for students entering their final semester of high school and who are:

  • Enrolled in a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) or
  • Enrolled in an Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

These Credits – Semester 2 –  are delivered with a Co-op placement and on the Conestoga College campus:  Automotive Service Technician (AST)Cook, Child Development Practitioner (ECE), Truck & Coach Technician, Welder.

For additional information, visit:  WRDSB Dual Credit Program

Speak to your Guidance Counsellor for full Dual Credit Course details and to determine your eligibility.