Second Career Training

A New Career, for Life.

Second Career is an Ontario government program that helps laid off and unemployed workers train for new careers in growing areas of the economy.

Second Career provides up to $28,000 for assistance in paying for tuition, books, other instructional costs, transportation and a basic living allowance. The program is a cost-sharing grant provided on the basis of need, so applicants may be asked to contribute to their training or education.

Several factors are considered when determining who will receive funding:

  • Job search activity
  • Length of unemployment
  • Education background
  • Work history
  • Labour market prospects
  • Training request
  • Experience and occupational skills

Fleming College offers:

  • Unsurpassed quality of education providing you with the skills you need to secure a lifelong career
  • A wide variety of program options, ensuring that you find the right program leading to a sustainable, long-term job in a growing sector of the economy
  • Exceptional student faculty interaction. You'll receive the support you need to succeed
  • Tremendous value for money - a high-quality education at a fair price
  • An education at Fleming College is the best preparation for lifelong employment.

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Fleming for Training:

  1. More than 90% of Fleming graduates who enter the labour force have jobs within six months of graduation.
  2. 96% of Fleming graduates would recommend the college to others.
  3. Fleming College certificates, diplomas and degrees are widely recognized and valued by employers.
  4. Fleming achieves a high employer satisfaction rate: 93%.
  5. Fleming College offers a number of pathways to further education, including formal transfer agreements with universities such as Trent University in Peterborough and the University of Guelph.
  6. Fleming offers a range of support services from counselling right through to job placement.
  7. At Fleming, staff are constantly developing and delivering a broad range of programs that reflect the actual job market.
  8. Fleming College's faculty have extensive experience in the field, strong academic credentials, and teach in well-equipped, up-to-date labs.
  9. Fleming delivers a range of programming from Academic Upgrading and employability skills to continuing, postsecondary and post-graduate education.
  10. Every year, Fleming College graduates more than 2,000 students from more than 90 full-time, post-secondary programs.

How to Apply

Applicants interested in a Fleming College program must first meet with staff at an Employment Ontario Assessment Centre to assess their eligibility. Fleming College then works with applicants and the Employment Ontario Assessment Centre to process your college application as quickly as possible.

Employment Ontario Assessment Centres

Peterborough:

Employment Planning and Counselling Peterborough
138 Simcoe Street Peterborough, ON CANADA K9H 2H5
TEL: (705) 748-9110
CREW - Fleming Community Resources for Employers and Workers
1550 Lansdowne St. W., Unit 2 Peterborough, ON CANADA K9J 7B1
TEL: (705) 775-2739
Northern Lights Canada
Brookdale Plaza, 863 Chemong Rd Unit 20-A Peterborough, ON CANADA K9H 5Z5
TEL: (705) 740-9014

Lindsay:

VCCS
Whitney Town Centre, 370 Kent St West Lindsay, ON CANADA K9V 6G8
TEL: (705) 328-0180

Haliburton:

CREW - Fleming Community Resources for Employers and Workers
49 Maple Avenue (Above Village Donuts), PO Box 839 Haliburton, ON CANADA K0M 1S0
TEL: (705) 457-2020

Cobourg:

Watton Employment Services
9 Elgin Street East, Unit 7, Cobourg, ON CANADA K9A 0A1
TEL: (905) 372-1901

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