Indenturing Ceremony & Orientation Night


Jan 16

As part of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), several of our TLDSB high school students officially become apprentices at Indenturing Ceremony & Orientation event at Durham College on January 16, 2014.

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Ashleigh Larocque and her father, Mr. Larocque

Student Highlight: Ashleigh Larocque

Grade 12 I.E. Weldon Secondary School student, Ashleigh Larocque, was registered as a welding apprentice at the Indenturing Ceremony. She said that her teachers, Mr. Yake and Mr. McVeety were really helpful in explaining how she could become involved in OYAP.

“I first became interested in welding by reading about an underwater welder in a Stephen King novel,” Ashleigh laughed. “After I finish my apprenticeship, I want to study to become a commercial diver so that I can weld underwater. My dad said to always shoot for the sky and that’s what I’m doing!”


By participating in OYAP, students:

  • Trillium Lakelands, OYAP, apprenticegain on-the-job training and experience in an apprenticeship in a skilled trade while earning credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD);
  • accumulate workplace hours that count towards both secondary school co-op credits and the requirements of an apprenticeship program;
  • may have an opportunity to receive Level 1 apprenticeship in-school training or be eligible to write an exemption test for Level 1;
  • if enrolled in a ministry-approved dual credit program, may earn optional credits towards their OSSD for Level 1 apprenticeship in-school training.