WRDSB Students Showcase Their Skills At Provincial Competition

Students from the Waterloo Region District School Board brought home one silver and two gold medals from the Skills Ontario Competition held on May 6-8 at the Toronto Congress Centre. A total of 17 students from the WRDSB competed at the provincial level, in 14 separate competitions, ranging from cabinetmaking to floristry. This year’s medal […]

Young Women Building Their Future in the Trades

More than 950 eager young women and their parents packed into the Bingemans Conference Centre on Tuesday, April 2 for the sold-out Build a Dream career expo. The event aimed to help introduce female students of all ages to a broader array of career options than they may have otherwise considered, with a special focus on the trades.

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OYAP Dinner Celebrates Student Success & Employer Partnerships

On June 9, 2016, the WRDSB’s Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program held its  annual appreciation dinner for students and employers at the Galt Country Club. This fun evening gives our OYAP students a chance to celebrate their success in the program with their families, while acknowledging the hard work and value the employers add to their […]

OYAP Skilled Trades Day a Success

On December 10th, 2015 over 500 students from the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) participated in Skilled Trades Day at Bingemans. This year’s Skilled Trades Day was a pilot project to revamp the Technology & Skilled Trades Career Showcase of years past. While the Showcase provided students with the opportunity to explore the exhibits […]

OYAP celebrates Focus on Manufacturing month

The month of October was “Focus on Manufacturing” month, and this theme gave Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students a chance to explore various manufacturing jobs in our own region. Several high school classes, including technology, career studies, and science, had the opportunity to tour 23 local manufacturing facilities as part of the WRDSB […]

Explore skilled trades through Co-operative Education

WHAT IS OYAP? The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and experience apprenticeship skilled trade career opportunities, starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12, through the Cooperative Education program. Students can become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journey persons in […]

Excellence in Technological Education Award Banquet

Event Date:  June 15, 2011 – 6:30pm – 9:00pm The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program will be hosting the 3rd Excellence in Technological Education Award Banquet on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 at Bingemans, Kitchener. This banquet recognizes the achievements of employers and students in support of technological education and apprenticeships. CLICK HERE for additional information.