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Second Career

What Is Second Career Funding?

Laid off? Looking for a new career? Second Career is an education funding available for recently laid-off unemployed workers for which long-term skills training is the most appropriate intervention to transition them into high-skill, demand occupations in the local labour market. Recently laid-off unemployed workers can be active EI claimants, EI Reachback or non-EI eligible.

Based on your eligibility, Anderson College will assist you to get into this program so you will be able to:

  • Train for a new career in the health care field
  • Find out what is needed in the job market
  • Learn about careers that build on your skills
  • Get financial support

How can it help you?

Second Career helps people get the training or education they need to get a good career. It provides financial assistance to pay for tuition and supporting expenses such as:
  • Books
  • Living expenses
  • Help caring for dependents
  • Travel & transportation
  • Disability supports
  • Other living and training costs
 

How does it work?

Second Career starts with a visit to an employment assessment center.  An employment counsellor will talk to you about your goals, and the kind of help you need. If Second Career is the right choice, the counsellor will help you prepare a training plan and apply for Second Career.

 

What will the counsellor need to know?

Your counsellor will want to know about:
  • Your work history
  • Your education and training
  • Your skills
  • Your interests
This will help you and your counsellor think about the kinds of careers you would enjoy and be successful at.
 

What should I do now?

If you think Second Career might be right for you, please contact us and speak to one of our advisors.
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