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The Accelerated Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (AOYAP) provides the opportunity for OYAP students to earn Level 1 apprenticeship training in selected trades, based upon enrolment.

AOYAP receives funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. An OYAP student is defined as a student who is receiving Cooperative Education credits for work experience in an apprenticeship occupation. The student may or may not formally register as an apprentice while in secondary school. The student's Cooperative Education personalized placement learning plan (PPLP) must be based on the on-the job training requirements outlined in the government approved training standards for the trade. Formal registrations are decided on a case by case basis by the Employment and Training Consultants and Service Delivery Manager after careful assessment of a student's commitment towards the trade and of the employer's commitment towards the student. (OYAP Guidelines 2010-11)