By participating in OYAP, students:
- gain 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.