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Each year, the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board prepares 100s of students for a skilled trades career path through work placements with employers. We are grateful for our community partners and for the opportunities they provide our students to develop important employability skills and on-the-job skills development.

OYAP could not exist without employer support and mentorship. Our Co-op employers, OYAP sponsors & committee members provide the learning ground and the opportunity to foster the next generation of skilled tradespeople. 

Why support OYAP?

  • Give a skilled young person a leg-up
  • Train and mentor your future workforce
  • Employers are under no obligation to pay or hire OYAP students
  • WSIB coverage provided
  • OYAP students do not affect ratios
  • Increased company awareness throughout the community


Job Talks OYAP - Ed Leimgardt - OYAP Employer



If your company would like to provide mentorship & opportunities to KPRDSB students, please reach out to us!

Call or email KPR’s OYAP Recruiter, Erin MacKenzie:

[email protected]
705-742-9773 x 2187


KPR OYAP Employer – Automotive Service Technician


KPR OYAP Employer - Cook