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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a school to work program that opens the door for students to explore apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12.

Cooperative Education

Find out more about high-school and post secondary co-op opportunities

Pre-Apprenticeship Program: Georgian College Midland Campus

Those looking to gain skills for entry into the skilled trades can start building an in-demand career with Georgian College’s free industrial mechanic millwright, welder, industrial electrician, and plumbing pre-apprenticeship program at the Midland campus. The 32-week program starts May 3 and includes a 12-week work placement. Contact for more information.

Pathways to Employment Program

The Orillia Area Community Development Corp. is connecting eligible youth to local employers across Orillia & Lake Country through their Pathways to Employment program.

If you are a youth (15-30) or local employer who is interested in participating in this free 26-week wage subsidy program, please contact Katie Maracle at 705-325-4903 ext. 107 or via email at Visit for more information.

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