Start with the end goal in mind! For some students the best place to start is at the end. Often students are unsure which course to take because they are not sure which course they will need to gain admission to college, university, or an apprenticeship.
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A program that allows students to apply two co-op credits towards their compulsory high school graduation requirements, with no limit on earning optional co-op credits.
Students who are heading for university, college, apprenticeship or the workplace.
Students have the opportunity to:
OYAP enables full-time students who are 16 years of age or older with at least 16 credits to meet diploma requirements while participating in an occupation that requires on-the-job training.
The OYAP program is designed to increase the number of secondary students interested in exploring the trades and prepares them to successfully pursue careers in the trades. Students in Grades 11 or 12 can gain training, through a cooperative education program, in an apprenticeship trade of interest.
To be eligible for OYAP, students must:
Check out OYAP's website for additional resources and information about how taking OYAP could be right for you!
Waterford District High School offers three Specialist High Skills Majors, Ministry of Education approved programs that allow students the opportunity to gain an overview of different industries as well as receive specialized training while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
Students will participate in classroom learning, gain hands-on experience, and off-site experiential co-operative learning as they establish network relationships with many post-secondary institutions and employers in their appropriate sector.
WDHS students can explore the Construction Program, Health and Wellness Program and Business Program in and out of the classroom.
For an overview of each program, download the flyers below: