Second Career | St. Clair College

Unemployed? Changing Careers? Need Retraining?

If you have been recently laid off, you may qualify for Second Career, an Ontario government program designed to subsidize the cost of tuition and living expenses.

Come back to school. Obtain a certificate or diploma.

For more information regarding Second Career eligibility:
Windsor: 519-253-4461
Amherstburg: 519-736-2827
Wallaceburg: 519-628-5269

For more information regarding Admissions, Program Requirements, Tuition Fees, etc.:
Windsor: 519-972-2759
Chatham: 519-354-9100


Second Career is an Ontario government program, to help laid-off Ontarians identify and train for new careers in growing areas of the economy. Second Career can help an applicant with the costs of tuition, books, living expenses and other costs associated with the training to build skills for a new career.

St. Clair College is pleased to be a part of this exciting initiative and is your trusted partner in post-secondary education. Our reputation for providing an unsurpassed quality of education is well known locally and around the world. There are more than 100,000 alumni who have taken their education and advanced their careers to provide great lifestyles for themselves and their family. In fact, our track record for employment after graduation speaks for itself - Nine out of ten grads are employed within six months of graduation.

A college education is tremendous value for the investment - a high-quality education at a fair price. Employers also value a St. Clair College graduate's knowledge and skills and in survey after survey they say it best - Nine out of ten employers are very satisfied with our grads ability to do the job.

We offer a wide variety of program options, ensuring that you find the right program leading to a sustainable, long-term career in a growing sector of the economy. So if you're looking to start a new career and get the retraining you need to move forward with your life, St. Clair College is here to help!


You may be eligible for the Second Career program if you:

  • Have been laid off after January 1, 2005
  • Are currently unemployed or working in a job that you were compelled to take while seeking better employment

In addition to Second Career, other Employment Ontario programs like Ontario Skills Development also provide support for training.

How to Apply:

Second Career starts with a visit to a St. Clair College Employment Centre, where a consultant will help you prepare a Return to Work Action Plan and apply for the Second Career program. Check the list below for the Centre nearest you.

  • St. Clair College Employment Centre - Windsor
    Roundhouse Centre
    3015 Howard Avenue - Unit #2, Windsor, ON
    Tel: 519-253-4461
  • St. Clair College Employment Centre - Wallaceburg/Chatham-Kent
    Country Fair Mall
    60 McNaughton Avenue, Wallaceburg, ON
    Tel: 519-628-5269
  • St. Clair College Employment Centre - Amherstburg
    Fort Malden Plaza
    400 Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg, ON
    Tel: 519-736-2827

St. Clair College is pleased to offer advice and support to individuals researching their second career options. Please contact us with any questions regarding Admissions, Program Requirements, Tuition Fees, etc.!

Windsor: 519-972-2759
Chatham: 519-354-9100

Eligible Programs at St. Clair College:

Please note, program funding decisions are made by MTCU based on each individual’s Second Career application, and there is no guarantee which programs will be funded. Speak with your employment consultant for full details of program eligibility.