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Welcome to the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board OYAP web site. Here you will find more specific information about OYAP in your school and how to get involved.  The menu above will provide general information about OYAP and the left side menu includes specific details for OYAP in our region.


Drum Roll Please! The results from our hugely successful SMCDSB SKILLS 2019 competition are in:


1st- Domenic Bonelle, St. Thomas Aquinas

2nd- Thomas Oliver, St. Joan of Arc

3rd- Ben Goodchild, St. Peter's

Cabinet making:

1st- Bo Prentice, St Joan of Arc

2nd- Matt Green, St Theresa's

3rd- Owen Heatherington, St. Joseph's


1st- Brad Brown, St Theresa's

2nd- Chelsea Brunelle, St. Peter's

3rd- Amelia Smits-Ayerman, St. Thomas Aquinas

Carpentry Team of 2:

1st- Nathan Corbiere and Ryan Cady, St. Theresa's

2nd- Justin Gaudet & Reno Liguori, St. Thomas Aquinas

3rd- Dominik Czyszczon & Caleb Cannon, Jean Vanier

Graphic Design Studio:

1st- Bryden Ingham, St. Dominic

2nd- Adam Wilcox, St Peter's

3rd- Daniel Pozzo Di Borgo, St Joan of Arc


1st- Lauren Salvatori, St Peter's

2nd- Emily Whitten, Patrick Fogarty

3rd- Madison Lesperance, St Theresa's

TV/ Video Production Team of 2:

1st- Cosimo Albione & Jordan Richardson, St Peter's

2nd- Adam March and Ryleigh Baker, Patrick Fogarty

3rd- Thomas Quennell & Robbie Fumo, St. Joseph's

2D Animation Team of 2:

1st- Stephanie Raposo & Sydney Fabbricino, Holy Trinity

2nd- Carlos Santos & Holly Schelling, St. Joan of Arc

3rd- Tabitha Simcoe-Kim & Sophie Hewitt, Patrick Fogarty


Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events:

April 6, 2019 - OTSC Qualifying Contest @ Georgian College

April 26, 2019- Cooking with the Wolfman, Indigenous Fusion Cooking at its finest.

May 6-8 2019  - Ontario Technical Skills Competition, Toronto

May 16, 2019- Skilled Trades Expo, focus on apprenticeships @ Elmvale Arena


Past Events

October 24,  2018- Barrie Construction Career Day 

November 14, 2018- Take Our Kids to Work Day

November 20, 2018 - Women in Trades Networking Day

February 23, 2017 - Midland Grade 8 Cardboard Boat Challenge 

February 28, 2017 - Innisfil Grade 8 Cardboard Boat Challenge 

March 3, 2017 - General Carpentry Advisory Committee Meeting

March 7, 2017 - Precision Metal Cutting Program Info Session Barrie 

March 8, 2017 - Simcoe Muskoka Catholic Skills Competition @ St. Theresa's

March 9, 2017 - Precision Metal Cutting Program Info Session Midland 

March 22, 2017 - Patrick Fogarty STEM Club Industry Tour Weber Manufacturing

March 28, 2017 - St. Theresa's Industry Tour Weber Manufacturing

March 28, 2017 - Open Doors Manufacturing - Registration Closed

April 1, 2017 - OTSC Qualifying Contest @ Georgian College


This program is funded by the

Government of Ontario.


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