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Second Career Training

A NEW CAREER, FOR LIFE.

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

The program provides up to $28,000 for assistance in paying for tuition, books and other instructional costs, transportation, childcare, 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.

NEW! Second Career aims to help laid off workers rejoin the workforce quickly. The program now supports training programs that take 52 weeks or less and includes micro-credential programs.

HAVE YOU BEEN LAID OFF BECAUSE OF COVID-19?

Revisions to Second Career are making it easier and faster for laid-off workers to access the program. Priority will be given to individuals who were laid off because of COVID-19 and want to retrain in sectors that have good potential for future employment.

The fast-track process is available if the applicant:

  • Was laid off on or after March 1, 2020
  • Has a high school education or less, or was laid off from a position requiring no more than a high school education and job-specific training (food and beverage servers, flight attendants, and retail salespersons, etc.)
  • Was laid off from an industry hit hard by the pandemic
  • Wants to train for a career in demand in local communities or provincial priority areas

To learn more about Second Career, visit ontario.ca/secondcareer

SECOND CAREER PROGRAMS AT FLEMING

The following career-focused academic programs are eligible for Second Career funding:

HOW TO APPLY

You’ll work with your local Employment Service Provider (ESP) to apply for Second Career. Employment Services staff can answer your questions and determine whether you are eligible, and they can help guide you through the application process. You can find an ESP in your community here or view the full list below.

WHY CHOOSE FLEMING

Fleming College has been providing high quality, career-focused educational programming for more than 50 years. Our certificates, diplomas and graduate certificates are widely recognized and valued by employers, and we are constantly developing and delivering new programs that reflect the regional and provincial job market.

Feeling unsure about returning to school? Our support services will help you succeed. From tutoring to counselling right through to job placement – we’ll make sure you have the tools to thrive in and out of the classroom.

We offer small class sizes, and our dedicated faculty have industry experience and expertise. Our unique learning environments and state-of-the-art labs and equipment will further prepare you for the career of your choice. Most of our programs include hands-on, experiential learning components, giving you the real-world skills and confidence to succeed in the workplace.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS IN MUSKOKA-KAWARTHAS

Peterborough:

Agilec
Brookdale Plaza
863 Chemong Rd., Unit 20-A, Peterborough
705-740-9014
agilec.ca

Employment Planning and Counselling Peterborough
418 Sheridan St., Peterborough
705-748-9110
epcjobs.ca

Fleming CREW Employment Services
1550 Lansdowne St. W., Unit 2, Peterborough
705-775-2739
flemingcrew.ca

YMCA Central East Ontario
123 Aylmer St., Peterborough
705-748-9622
ymcaofceo.ca


City of Kawartha Lakes:

VCCS
Whitney Town Centre
370 Kent St. W., Lindsay
705-328-0180
vccs.work

Haliburton:

Fleming CREW Employment Services
49 Maple Avenue, 2nd Floor, Haliburton
705-457-2020
flemingcrew.ca


Northumberland:

Career Edge
65 Bridge St., Campbellford
705-632-0218
careeredge.on.ca

Durham College Employment Services
105 Peter St., Port Hope
905-885-4842
employmenthelp.ca

Watton Employment Services
9 Elgin Street East, Unit 7, Cobourg
905-372-1901
watton.ca

Muskoka:

Agilec
195 Wellington St., Unit 11, Bracebridge
705-646-2092
agilec.ca

Employment North
2-410 Muskoka Rd. S., Gravenhurst
705-687-6350
employmentnorth.com

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
60 King William St., Huntsville
705-787-0349
ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca

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