CO-OP, OYAP, AOYAP

Guidance: Mr. Drynan, Mrs. Smith

Co-op Teachers: Mrs. Gee, Mr. Hilker, Mr. Passfield & Mrs. Smith

Why take co-op?

  • a maximum of 2 credits in cooperative education can count as compulsory credits
  • find out if a specific career is the one you want to pursue after high school
  • a challenging and satisfying alternative to the regular classroom
  • experience the workplace "up close and personal" while earning credits
  • a person can take co-op more than once during high school - no limits to credits

Who should participate in co-op?

  • those who plan to have a good attendance record
  • those who are able to work with the public
  • those who can show initiative
  • those who have means of getting to their placement (walk/car/relative willing to drive)

What kinds of Co-ops are there?

1. Regular Co-op

  • attend a workplace for approximately 21/2 - 3 hours in the AM or PM each school day
  • for 2 credits you require 220 hours plus the required in school training
  • for 3 credits you require 330 hours plus the required in school training
  • for 4 credits you require 440 hours plus the required in school training

2. Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

Any student doing a co-op placement in an apprenticeable trade is eligible for the OYAP program. This means that the hours that the student completes for co-op can be counted towards their eventual apprenticeship hours once they begin their official apprenticeship after high school.

3. AOYAP: Accelerated Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

This very unique program is open to students who have completed their compulsory credits and are interested in gaining their Level 1 Basic Training in one of the following trades:

  • Automotive Service Technician - Semester 2 at Mohawk College, Hamilton
  • Child and Youth Worker Part 1 - Semester 2 at Mohawk College, Hamilton
  • Child and Youth Worker Part 2 - Semester 1 at Mohawk College, Hamilton
  • Early Childhood Educator Part 1 - Semester 2 at Mohawk College, Hamilton
  • Early Childhood Educator Part 2 - Semester 1 at Mohawk College, Hamilton
  • Construction Craft Worker - Mancinelli Training Centre at Liuna Gardens, Hamilton
  • Hairstyling - Semester 2 at Mohawk College, Hamilton
  • General Carpenter - Semester 2 at Mohawk College, Hamilton
  • Cook - Semester 2 Mohawk College at Cathedral High School Campus