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OYAPOntario Youth Apprenticeship Programs
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It would appear, then, that students from more affluent households and where parents have some university education are more likely to be found in schools with French Immersion and Full Course offerings, and less likely to be found in schools that offer OYAP.
The current study was able to determine that the majority of schools offering vocational programs, such as the OYAP or SHSMP, were located within or bordered neighbourhoods with higher incidences of poverty.
Students with university educated parents are less likely to attend schools that offer the OYAP.
Geographic Location Patterns of Schools Offering the SHSMP and OYAP (Vocational) Programs
More specifically, percentages of students whose parents have some university education were markedly higher for schools hosting the French Immersion and Full Course programs as compared with schools hosting the OYAP.
Ontario's OYAP and British Columbia's ACE IT currently have buy-in from government, many post-secondary and secondary educators, unions, and industry, and the funding guidelines for dual credit programming in the apprenticeable trades have become more clearly identified.
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.