Second Career is a government program administered by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities that began January 1, 2005. The program is designed to help workers who have been laid off and are currently unemployed, underemployed, and/or working less than 20 hours a week.
This cost-sharing grant helps those who qualify in transitioning to a new career. in growing areas of the economy which includes the travel and tourism industry. Studies show that there is a shortage of well-trained, knowledgeable travel professionals. in the near future which makes the travel industry a great career choice.
Several prospective students mentioned to us that their Second Career counselor strongly encouraged them to choose a community college. However, the environment of a public college is more suited to recent high school graduates rather than adult learners. They also felt the public college was very large and overwhelming.
Travel College Canada was designed with adult learners in mind, especially those transitioning to a new career. Our class sizes are small and personable, with many opportunities for student-teacher interaction. If you feel Travel College Canada is right for you, please let your Second Career counselor know this is where you would like to study.
To learn more about Second Career and other possible funding options, we invite you to book an appointment to visit our office and meet with a Career Counsellor who will be pleased to answer your questions, explain our diploma programs in more detail, provide a tour of our college, and discuss your career plans, so you can make an informed decision.
Travel College Canada has two specialty diploma programs approved by Second Career:
To find your closest Assessment Centre on the Second Career website
I’m very happy to write a note about my recent training experience at Travel College Canada. Recently I graduated with honours from the program of my choice – International Tourism Management which was amazing so I’m sending a big thank you.
My program was funded and I was happy they agreed to send me to the college of my choice, Travel College Canada. I completed my full time program in seven months which at my age is very much appreciated. As a single parent with family, mortgages and other responsibilities it was important that I be trained and ready for employment in my second career as quickly as possible. I looked into community colleges however a similar program would have taken almost two years as there are many non travel subjects.
As an adult returning to school I wasn’t sure what to expect so I felt a little overwhelmed at the beginning. However, when I met my classmates who were also adult students I immediately felt comfortable and knew I had made the right choice with a private career college designed for adult learners.The program and assignments were very comprehensive however I always managed to study and get my assignments done on time. When I had questions or needed a little extra help, my instructor and staff at the college were always available.
It was a huge bonus to learn Travel College Canada includes a TICO pre exam course to help prepare us to write the TICO exam for mandatory certification to work in the travel industry, after this I knew I was truly employment ready.