Plus 50 Lifelong Learning


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 our Plus 50 events, you can sample courses and attend presentations from community experts on a wide variety of topics - small business counseling, long-term healthcare, retirement, beer brewing, flying commercial drones, and much more! Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming Plus 50 events. 

Plus 50 Expo

Save the date! The Plus 50 Expo is coming to Wake Tech Northern Wake Campus on Tuesday, March 13. 

More details coming soon!

Check out these programs and resources:

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 Workforce Continuing Education division can help -- and the 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

Retired to Rehired
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
188024 Cary Senior Center 04/30/2018 05/21/2018 M. Terry $70.00 Open
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Seasoned job seekers who are unemployed or underemployed
This class will explore job search techniques for retired individuals who plan to seek gainful employment. The course will cover finding the right position to fit the retired individual’s lifestyle. Students will explore techniques for tapping into the hidden job market. Students will learn techniques for finding open positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The class will also cover ways to cater resumes to target specific positions.
Course Objectives
  1. have learned about career planning and assessment information relevant to retired adults.
  2. have assessed assets and limitations related to employment.
  3. have fostered the development of a positive self-concept for career success.
  4. have developed communication skills needed to obtain gainful employment.
  5. have set measurable, obtainable goals for the job search.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Module 1 - Understanding your value in the world of work
  2. Module 2 - Making a work wish list
  3. Module 3 - Uncovering and overcoming barriers to employment
  4. Module 4 - Preparing for traditional and nontraditional job searches
  5. Module 5 - Developing a strong resume
  6. Module 6 - Winning in the interview
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 95% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Seasoned job seekers who are unemployed or underemployed
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Learning New Tricks: Seeking Employment as a Mature Professional - HRD-3006V2
  • How To Get The Success You Want - HRD-3003X2
Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696