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Ashley Colbey

Ashley Colbey Early Childhood Educator

Ashley Colbey | Early Childhood Educator

Superior Children’s Centre - Wawa
Wawa Highschool

Now that I am in Cooperative Education, it has opened my eyes to ECE and helped me to see that I really do enjoy working with young children and that I do wish to pursue a career in this field, without any fear of future regret. 

I could not be happier with my final semester of High School, going to work everyday at the daycare. I now see the world of work in an entirely new and positive way than before. 

The COOP/OYAP program is definitely beneficial for anyone taking it up, it banks your hours so you may use them in college and helps out financially. 

It has motivated me to push myself to my full extent of working hard while maintaining a positive attitude. It is an experience that can be applied to future educational programs and future employment. For me it holds many fond memories that I will cherish for a lifetime. Cook

Knight’s Inn-Upper Deck
Sir James Dunn

The OYAP program has helped me in many ways. It has guided me down the road towards a future career and given me invaluable experience that will put me ahead of the rest. OYAP allows me to put some hours towards my apprenticeship before I even finish high school. 

My Co-op/OYAP placement has given me skills and experience that I could not gain in a classroom. This program gives you a real feeling for what your career in the field will be like. I found that The OYAP program is invaluable to anyone wishing to pursue a career in a skilled trade. My OYAP placement has given me the confidence in myself to one day become a great chef and hopefully achieve my goal to open my own restaurant. If not for OYAP I would have to wait an extra year to start my apprenticeship and I would have to pay a lot more money. Thanks to OYAP I can rest easy about my life.

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