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 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!
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, Kent Thomspon, CFP®, MSFS, Financial Advisor with Capital Financial Solutions
Plus 50 Sites and Programs
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.
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.
Course Details & Registration Information
- have identified care provider positions, titles and roles;
- have explored career opportunities as a care provider;
- have identified skills, training and traits that are needed to be a successful child/elder care provider;
- have developed ways to communicate effectively as a care provider to different audiences;
- have utilized skills for researching, organizing, and presenting.
- have developed a general understanding of the requirements for the child/elder care provider industry
- have learned about educational programs for further education to develop and improve employability skills
- Introductions, registrations, internet job search, identifying roles and opportunities
- Communicating with children and elderly
- Work environments for the childcare and elder care provider
- Identify developmental and aging stages
- Communication skills with guardians, relatives, co-workers, employer
- Explore business and child care options
- Identify social aspects of aging
- Tips on behavior management
- Discuss ethical issues
- Nutrition and wellness for children and elderly
- Identify developmental activities and learning environments
- Explore business and elder care options
- Discuss customer service skills
- Demonstrate presentation skills
- Discuss further education and training requirements
- Attendance 90% or above
- Maintain 80 percent average and complete assignments
- Introduction to Direct Care Work - HRD-3004AY4