Second Career – Jeff Statham Video
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BOARD [Ontario helps retrain workers with Second Career]
SUPER [Jeff Statham – Second Career Student]
Jeff Statham: This is my 1921 model T4 that I've had for years now, made in Canada. I worked in the automotive industry for about the last 12 or 13 years — a plant in Whitby. We built the seats for the cars built here in Oshawa. Continuous layoffs — and eventually I got hit by them — and now I'm here. I'm currently in the Second Careers program here at Durham College. I'm in the law and security administration program and my ultimate goal is to become a police officer. It's been great. I love the program.
SUPER [Ted Dionne – Instructor, Durham College]
Ted Dionne: … applying powers of arrest ...
It gives someone like Jeff an opportunity to do something that he may have wanted to do. He probably had it in the back of his mind that he wanted to do something different.
Ted Dionne: … visualizing what you want to do in the future …
Jeff Statham: I've wanted to go back to school for years but with shifts it's hard to do. Money is not always there to do it so this Second Careers covers my schooling and it's a perfect opportunity for me.
SUPER [Jeanette Barrett – Second Career rep]
Jeanette Barrett: Second Career provides financial support to go back to school to do up to a 2-year program. Our Second Career advisor keeps in touch with them – they're happy. Many of them are on the honour roll this year.
Jeff Statham: I never really had report cards at work worthy of putting on the fridge, but at the end of my first semester I ended up on the dean's list, so now my mother finally has a report card on her fridge.
SUPER [John Milloy – Minister of Training, Colleges & Universities]
John Milloy: For workers like Jeff, Second Career is ideal. We have a network of service providers throughout the province called Employment Ontario and they serve as an entry point for anyone who is looking for a job in the province. We work with them to find the best course of action.
Jeff Statham: We have two kids at home that we have to make sure get their homework done, so I'll make sure I'll get my homework done as well. Just being in school now I feel a hundred times better, so I'm really looking forward to whatever the future holds.