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OYAP Level 1 Grads Honoured

OYAP Level 1 Grads Honoured
Posted on 07/19/2022
Three separate graduation events for local students enrolled in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) Level 1 Cook, Carpentry, and Millwright programs were held near the end of June in Owen Sound and Kincardine. 

Congratulations are extended to all of the graduates on their accomplishments, along with best wishes for success as they pursue their careers.  The growing popularity of these programs and high caliber of students graduating are very promising indicators for the future of the skilled trades!     

OYAP Dual Credit Level 1 Programs involve students completing a full semester of cooperative education in a skilled trade with a portion of their time spent finishing the Level 1 apprenticeship in-school training (trade school) at a partner college, while still in secondary school.

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020-2021 and 2021-2022, Grey-Bruce OYAP graduated:

Level 1 carpenters (2020-2021) – 18 Bluewater District School Board (BWDSB) and six Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board (BGCDSB) students

Level 1 carpenters (2021-2022) – 19 BWDSB and three BGCDSB students, as well as one student from Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board

Level 1 cooks (2020-2021) – 14 BWDSB and eight BGCDSB students

Level 1 cooks (2021-2022) – 12 BWDSB and eight BGCDSB students

Level 1 millwrights (2021-2022) – 13 BWDSB and five BGCDSB students

Skilled trades teacher at podium at Level 1 Cook graduationStudent congratulated as they receive their Level 1 Cook diploma
Student congratulated as they receive their Level 1 Cook diplomaStudent congratulated as they receive their Level 1 Cook diploma
BWDSB Superintendent of Education Keith Lefebvre at podium at Level 1 Carpentry graduationStudent congratulated as they receive their Level 1 Carpentry diplomaStudent congratulated as they receive their Level 1 Carpentry diploma
Group photo of Level 1 Carpentry graduatesGroup photo of Level 1 Millwright graduates
Student on stage with BWDSB and BGCDSB dignitaries after receiving their Level 1 Millwright diplomaStudent on stage with BWDSB and BGCDSB dignitaries after receiving their Level 1 Millwright diploma
Student on stage with BWDSB and BGCDSB dignitaries after receiving their Level 1 Millwright diploma

Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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