As with so many government assistance programs, understanding the Second Career program can be a little confusing. If you’re looking to retrain for a new career, you’ll want to look into this program and learn about the qualifying criteria, fast track funding options, and key information you’ll need to supply when applying for the program.
- The Second Career program is intended to help individuals who have lost their job due to COVID-19 and are unemployed or working temporarily to cover costs.
- Funding for specific programs in high-demand fields where job prospects are higher will be given priority and funding approval will be fast tracked. There are 4 priority streams with several programs under each stream that may qualify for fast track funding so you can start education and get on the path to your new career.
- When you apply for the Second Career program you’ll need to provide information about your work experience, skills, and your current unemployment standing. Be prepared to gather information on your previous employment, how long you’ve been unemployed, jobs you’ve applied for, and the skills you’d like to retrain for.
Training for a new career can be an exciting, nervous, and rewarding endeavour, but you won’t have to do it alone. An Education Consultant can help you work through the Second Career funding options, help you identify a new career to train for, and answer any questions you might have about training for a new career.