Dufferin-Peel R.C.S.S. Board's Youth Access to Apprenticeship Program: Transitions for Non-university-bound Secondary School Students (1998)

Dufferin-Peel Roman Catholic Separate School Board in Ontario is helping non-university-bound secondary school students make the transition to the world of work by opening up apprenticeship opportunities.

The board’s Youth Access to Apprenticeship Program (YAAP), developed in 1995 in partnership with the Ontario government, is a three-phase approach to providing students with a wider range of career choices after high school graduation.

The first phase consisted of promoting apprenticeship as a viable postsecondary option, and networking with representatives from business, postsecondary schools, and private vocational institutions to find ways of improving apprenticeship.

In the second phase, potential employers in high-growth sectors were identified; partnerships were created; and apprenticeship programs were developed.

The third phase saw Dufferin-Peel partner with another school district to develop a model and a curriculum that can be shared with other jurisdictions in Ontario.

The primary goal of the YAAP is to market the concept of apprenticeship to students, schools, parents, and the business community in order to improve employers’ perceptions of apprenticeship; encourage employers to identify their apprenticeship needs; develop students’ awareness of career options that are not based on immediate formal college or university preparation; and eliminate negative attitudes toward the trades and apprenticeship.

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2013-10-18
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Michael R. Bloom, Kurtis Kitagawa and Penny Brady. Dufferin-Peel R.C.S.S. Board's Youth Access to Apprenticeship Program: Transitions for Non-university-bound Secondary School Students 1998. Web. 23 Oct. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/dufferin_peel/dufferin_peel.pdf>
Michael R. Bloom, Kurtis Kitagawa & Penny Brady (1998). Dufferin-Peel R.C.S.S. Board's Youth Access to Apprenticeship Program: Transitions for Non-university-bound Secondary School Students. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/employability_skills/dufferin_peel/dufferin_peel.pdf
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