Second Career is a program from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) designed to provide laid-off, unemployed individuals with financial support and skills training to help them find employment in high-demand occupations in Ontario. The goal of this program, is to help individuals find suitable training opportunities and get started in a new field of work.
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Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on business and forced many companies to lay-off employees. In response to this unprecedented shift, the Second Career program is changing to help people whose careers have been most-effected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program will continue to help laid off workers access the training they need to re-enter the workforce in a new in-demand career. Beginning in 2021, the Second Career program will make the following changes:
- Prioritize laid-off workers in sectors most-impacted by COVID-19
- Focus on short-duration training, in order to be more responsive to labour market demands
- Begin to digitize the application process, to make it more user-friendly and accessible