Plus 50 Lifelong Learning

2019 Plus 50 Expo

FREE admission. Bring a friend!

Tuesday, March 5
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Wake Tech Western Wake Campus

Register now!

Wake Tech offers courses designed especially for adults 50 and over that can help you discover a new career, improve your job search skills, plan for retirement, or explore personal interests. 

At the Plus 50 Expo, you can sample courses and attend presentations from community experts on a wide variety of topics - small business counseling, long-term healthcare, retirement, personal interest classes, and much more!

Register now for the Plus 50 Expo. It's FREE!

Become a sponsor or vendor at the Plus 50 Expo.


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Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, Kent Thomspon, CFP®, MSFS, Financial Advisor with Capital Financial Solutions


Plus 50 Sites and Programs

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In addition to courses offered at various Wake Tech campuses and sites, we offer programs at senior centers, community and recreation sites throughout Wake County:

 

Apex Community Center 919-249-3402 53 Hunter St, Apex, NC 27502
Cary Senior Center 919-469-4061 120 Maury Odell Pl, Cary, NC 27513
Cedar Fork Community Center 919-463-7100 1050 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560
Eastern Wake Senior Center 919-365-4248 323 Lake Drive Wendell, NC 27591 
Garner Senior Center 919-779-0122 205 E Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529
Knightdale Recreation Center 919-217-2232 101 Lawson Ridge Rd. Knightdale, NC 27545
Northern Wake Senior Center 919-554-4111 235 E Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587


Become an Entrepreneur

You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor (live and in person!) in a free, confidential session, any time questions arise.

Launch Your Business

Retired to Re-hired!

Going back into the workforce can be daunting: You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace - or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. This unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment. 

Career Transitions Forum


Course Details & Registration Information

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Certificate in Aging Studies Part 1SEF-3001IX21 available classes
Gain a well-rounded understanding of issues regarding aging and learn how you can better serve older adults as they face various challenges in their lives. Aging studies, also called gerontology, is one of the fastest growing areas of study in the U.S. and is an expanding a...
Certificate in Aging Studies Part 2SEF-3001IY21 available classes
At a time when our nation's population is living longer and healthier lives, this new certificate was created to prepare individuals with vision to transform "old age" into “long life.” Part II will focus on coping with transitions, health care planning, accessing the aging...
Computer Basics: Microsoft Windows 10SEF-3001IO22 available classes
Do you need to improve your computer skills? If you have little or no computer experience, this course is for you. Increase your computer knowledge by learning to use Microsoft Windows 10 to understand the basics for hardware, software, and computer accessories.
Computer Keyboarding IntroductionSEF-3001FB21 available classes
Keyboarding skills are essential today. This course will help students with little or no typing experience learn proper techniques for typing with all fingers, without hesitation, and for improving speed and accuracy.
Financial Planning in the Shadow of DementiaCSP-4000HT21 available classes
Today more than 15 million Americans are caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. As Baby Boomers continue to age, the number of people needing care is expected to grow exponentially. Learn about the importance of financial planning in t...
Healthy AgingSEF-7999E1 available classes
As the U.S. population ages, opportunities abound for working with seniors in various settings that support quality of life. This certificate program presents an overview of the aspects of aging and health in the later years. It helps to build a foundation for the treatment...
Hire Yourself: Create Your Own CareerHRD-3004BM21 available classes
Explore opportunities for self-employment with little startup expenses. Learn about various possibilities for launching and developing a business of your own and how to get started. If your work history is less than ideal or if you have limited education, a criminal record,...
Identity Theft and Online SecurityCSP-4000HU21 available classes
Are you interested in learning more about identity theft and the services available to protect you? Learn what identity theft is and discover how each of us is at risk. Explore the impact of social media. Discover how to improve your level of protection. The course will also...
Learning New Tricks: Seeking Employment as a Mature ProfessionalHRD-3006V22 available classes
Workers over 40 are a vital part of the workforce, and employers continue to hire them for the talent and experience. Get a better understanding of what today’s employers are looking for and how to be successful in finding employment. Find out which employers and industries...
The Road to RetirementCSP-4000ED21 available classes
Are you nearing or considering retirement? This course will teach you how to integrate important concepts to help you prepare for retirement. In addition, you will find out how to fight off the effects of inflation, avoid unnecessary taxes, and protect yourself from the pote...
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