MPP praises Mohawk OYAP students in Ontario legislature
Students from the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program's (OYAP) culinary program in Brantford received accolades from MPP Dave Levac, Brant during the Member's Statements portion of the Ontario legislature on May 31. Mr. Levac was commenting on an celebration event put on by the students from the program at St. John's College in Brantford.
OYAP is a long-standing program of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universitry’s Apprenticeship Branch that gives secondary school students the opportunity to become apprentices and work part-time while completing a secondary diploma. Mohawk College offers OYAP programs in partnership with the Ministry and various school boards, including the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board.
The Brantford culinary program was the first time that the apprenticeship portion was offered on a part-time basis as opposed to a block. Students completed their hours during the evening and continued their secondary studies during the regular school day.