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CenterLine partners with the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

CenterLinePosted April 20, 2015

CenterLine's Employee Development & Training Coordinator Karl Mroczkowski, attended St. Clair College on Thursday, April 16th for the Greater Essex County District School Board and St. Clair College joint announcement confirming the granting of Level One/Dual Credit Attestation for co-op students in the OYAP Precision Metal Cutting Program at 4 GECDSB high schools: General Amherst, Belle River, Sandwich and Herman.
CenterLine has partnered with the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, with 7 students taking part in the placement at our facilities. Students in the program receive credit for the first year of their college training by completing the program.
The apprenticeship agreement is the only one of its kind in Ontario. Rob Chittim, Chair of St. Clair College's School of Skilled Trades, felt comfortable recommending to the Ministry of Trades, Colleges and Universities that the two-year high school program was the equivalent of having completed Level 1 of their apprenticeship at St. Clair.

To be eligible, an apprentice must have completed the two-year OYAP high-school program at one of the board's four sites, be a registered apprentice and member of the Ontario College of Trades. Students must also have maintained at least a 60 percent average in their math, manufacturing technology and co-op education courses (six credits).

CenterLine congratulates these students on taking the first steps to a rewarding career.
For more information on the program, click here.