Depends on where you live, rfox, please check with an employment center near you to see what kind of job openings there are. I wanted to go that route when I was unemployed and the government would have paid $3000 to train me as a displaced worker, but down here in San Diego that kind of job is even more difficult to find than advanced computer support jobs (which are practically nil, I had to start at the bottom again, this is the 3rd time in about 4 years I've had to work my way up to 2nd level tech in the same darned field and the same kind of software!). They do, however, pay well if you have the jobs available.
A government employment center should have documentation on current openings (or recent ones) in the job market in your area. Ours here indicate that entry level support jobs are wide open (and they are, but you can't have any experience) but they don't pay very well. Desktop publishing had so few that there were hundreds of people competing for each opening. Not what I was looking for. They should also be able to assist you in getting training and finding the jobs that are available in the area, for free.