OYAP provides an alternative to college or university and offers more to the prospective student.
Emmanuel Julian Diaz, 19, is one student who capitalized on the OYAP initiative and has been rewarded with full-time employment.
Diaz heard of OYAP while he was in his last year of high school in Sudbury.
Diaz says the OYAP program is a perfect fit for students who enjoy a practical, hands-on approach to learning.
Kevin Fitzgerald, president of Aurora Microystems, says OYAP is a great program.
Fitzgerald got involved with OYAP because of his university co-op program experience.