There are over 150 skilled trades that involve apprenticeship training.

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Welcome to the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board OYAP web site. Here you will find more specific information about OYAP in your school and how to get involved.  The menu above will provide general information about OYAP and the left side menu includes specific details for OYAP in our region.


Drum Roll Please! SMCDSB Medal Winners from OSTC 2019 competition are:


Gold- Domenic Bonello, St. Thomas Aquinas

IT Office Software Application:

Silver- Dalton Brown, St. Peter's

TV/ Video Production Team of 2:

Bronze- Cosimo Albione & Jordan Richardson, St Peter's

3D Animation Team of 2:

Silver- Jenny Bylow & Hanan Ronan, Patrick Fogarty



Upcoming Events:

October 7th- Barrie Construction Career Day

October 8th- Working at Heights Training @ Joan of Arc

October 9-16- Ironworker and International Skilled Trades Advocate Jamie McMillan tours SMCDSB highschools

November 6- Take Our Kids to Work Day

November 13- Turn your Co-op into an Apprenticeship: Evening for Parents & Students 7-8:15 pm Holiday Inn, Barrie, Fairview Rd



Past Events:

June 13th- PMC Level 1 Graduation and New Candidate Signing

May 16, 2019- Skilled Trades Expo, focus on apprenticeships @ Elmvale Arena

May 6-8 2019  - Ontario Technical Skills Competition, Toronto

April 26, 2019- Cooking with the Wolfman, Indigenous Fusion Cooking at its finest.

April 6, 2019 - OTSC Qualifying Contest @ Georgian College

March 5, 2019- SMCDSB Skills Competition @ St. Theresa's High School, Midland

February 26, 2019- Working at Heights Training

November 20, 2018 - Women in Trades Networking Day

November 14, 2018- Take Our Kids to Work Day

October 24,  2018- Barrie Construction Career Day 




This program is funded by the

Government of Ontario.


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