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Get in touch!

If you have any questions or inquiries regarding Apprenticeship Education, please contact:

Ryan Lawrenson
OYAP Coordinator - Wellington Catholic DSB
500 Victoria Rd N
Guelph, Ontario N1E 6K2
Phone: 519-822-4290 ext.418
Fax: 519-836-5758‚Äč


For more information about cooperative/OYAP education at each school in the Wellington Catholic District School Boards, please view our list of current participating schools and employers.

Want OYAP to come present at your school?

One of the ways we work towards these goals is by doing OYAP presentations and information sessions to our major stakeholders: Students (elementary and secondary), Parents, Educators, Employers and Community members.

School Presentations

  • Grade 7 & 8
  • Grade 9 Tech Rotation
  • Grade 10 Careers Class
  • Grade 11 & 12 Co-op and Senior Tech Classes
  • Parent Nights
  • Staff Meetings
  • Department meetings
  • Pathway & Student Success committees
  • Guidance Heads meetings

I also do many presentations in our community for employers and various interested community groups. Please book an OYAP presentation by emailing Provide me with the time, date and location or where you would like me to present. I would also appreciate if you would provide some information on the focus group that I will be presenting to and how long you would like me to speak. I will do my best to provide the most up to date and group specific information in my presentations. I also do my best to make the event a fun interactive experience. I look forward to meeting your group and providing information on the apprentice pathway.