The Dual Credit Program is a school/college/work initiative that is offered by three Eastern Ontario colleges in partnership with nine area school boards. The program is intended for students who desire learning opportunities outside of high school and who would benefit from a college or apprenticeship experience. Students participate in apprenticeship training and/or postsecondary courses, earning dual credits that count towards both their high school diploma and their postsecondary diploma, degree or apprenticeship certification. To ease scheduling, many students take their dual credit course in conjunction with their high school cooperative education program. For more information or to apply for a Dual Credit, contact your high school guidance department. Students in the Dual Credit Program have the opportunity to:
Ottawa Catholic School Board student, 2010
I thought the Dual Credit Program was very exciting because I was able to go to college once a week. I also liked that it was a different atmosphere from high school. I learned study skills that are effective and I have used them! I would tell people to take a Dual Credit because it is an experience that comes only once in a lifetime.
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a way for students to begin their apprenticeship training on the job while meeting high school diploma requirements. OYAP is an agreement between the student, the school and an employer who will provide the on-the-job training leading to certification in a trade or technical occupation. For more info, contact your high school guidance department or visit OYAP's website.