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Specialized Programs

Central Technical School is committed to students' success by enabling them to pursue all pathways upon completion of their secondary education experience. To facilitate this, we have acquired specialized status in our art programme and currently have very specialized Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs within our Technical Department. Central Technical School prides itself in the teachers that teach these special programmes. Our art program is located in a separate building designed and built specifically for delivery of fine arts and the teachers are all professional working artists. In addition, our Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programme teachers have trades licences with many years of related experience. Students participating in these special Programs have an edge when applying to university, college, apprenticeship or work placements. Traditionally 86% of the students enrolled in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programme have been signed as apprentices in their desired trade. Upon completion of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programme, students are eligible to write for Basic Level exemption. In 2005, Central Technical School has formed a partnership with the University of Toronto Law School, where first year law students team up with our students to mentor them over the course of the next three years. The Law school students also assist teachers in the delivery of the curriculum in areas such as Civics, History, Math and Science. For an in-depth explanation of the special Programs that are available, click on the links below.

OYAP - Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs


OYAP Information Session Dates 2016/17

November 23/2016 - 6:30 pm to 8:30pm - Room 208
January 18/2017 - 6:30 pm to 8:30pm - Room 208
March 08/2017 - 6:30 pm to 8:30pm - Room 208
May 10/2017 - 1:00 pm to 3:00pm - Room 208


Application Deadline Date: Friday June 02, 2017

Students who participate in Cooperative Education in an apprenticeable trade are able to participate in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) while they are still in secondary school. This program allows them to start working on post-secondary apprenticeship qualifications right away. OYAP starts in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program. Students in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) have opportunities to become registered apprentices and work toward becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programme teachers have trades licences with many years of related experience. Students participating in these special Programs have an edge when applying to university, college, apprenticeship or work placements. Traditionally 86% of the students enrolled in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programme have been signed as apprentices in their desired trade. Upon completion of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programme, students are eligible to write for Basic Level exemption.

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Art Centre

The Art Centre at Central Technical School has been a silent success for over seventy-five years. Discovered by most through word of mouth and referral, it is home to almost sixty courses in the visual arts. Fifteen specialized studios and a large teaching staff, combined with a talented student body, foster a dynamic sharing environment. The curriculum stresses drawing and design for a sound foundation. Courses include ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, life drawing, digital media and communications.
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LAWS Program

Commencing in September 2005, Central Technical School has formed a partnership with the University of Toronto Law School, whereby first year law students will team up with our students to mentor them over the course of the next three years. The Law school students will also assist teachers in the delivery of the curriculum in areas such as Civics, History, Math and Science. For an in-depth explanation of the special Programs that are available, click on the links below.
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