• Second Career

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Second Career

  • What is Second Career?

    Second Career is a grant program that provides laid-off, unemployed individuals with skills training to help them find employment in high demand occupations. The program provides qualified applicants with up to $28,000 for eligible costs, including tuition, books, manuals, workbooks or other instructional costs, transportation, basic living allowance and child care.

    Below you will find more information about:



    Who can qualify

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    In late 2020, the Second Career program was redesigned to accommodate Ontario's changing economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related job losses.

    The new fast-track approval process prioritizes individuals who:

    • Apply to a program that can be completed in 52 weeks or less;
    • Apply to a program for occupations in demand locally, as well as in priority areas such as advanced manufacturing, life sciences, information and communications technology, and supportive health services; and
    • Have been laid off, have seen their employment impacted by COVID-19 or have lower skills.

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    New funding vs old funding

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    Individuals who may not be eligible for the fast-track second career funding model should speak to an Employment Ontario representative.

    Individuals may still be eligible for the traditional Second Career funding model.



    How to apply

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    Program information can be obtained by visiting our Second Career program listing page. If you require additional program information, please contact 519-541-2403 or info@lambtoncollege.ca.

    Funding Applications

    Visit any of the following agencies to begin the Second Career funding application process:

    Lambton College Community Employment Services
    4248 Oil Heritage Road
    Petrolia, ON
    519-882-4333
    ces@lambtoncollege.ca
    Four Winds Community Employment Services
    9156 Tecumseh Lane
    Forest, ON
    519-786-6780
    Goodwill Career Centre
    1249 London Road
    Sarnia, ON
    519-332-4333
    customerservice@goodwillindustries.ca
    The Workplace Group
    265 Front Street N, Ste 107
    Sarnia, ON
    519-337-7377
    info@theworkplacegroup.ca


    Who to contact


  • Program Information

    519-541-2403

    Second Career Assessments & Funding Applications

    Lambton College Community Employment Services
    519-882-4333

    Second Career Letters of Acceptance

    Office of the Registrar & Financial Aid Services
    519-542-7751 x 3490

    Counselling

    519-542-7751 x 3412
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