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

Learning New Tricks: Seeking Employment as a Mature Professional
Overall Quality of This Course
Based on 9 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
188815 Northern Wake Campus 01/29/2018 01/31/2018 C. Christiano $77.00 Open
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed jobseekers.
Workers over 40 are a vital part of the workforce, bringing talent and experience to the workplace. This course gives mature professionals 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 have the best track records for hiring “seasoned” workers – and some of the many job opportunities available. Learn about changes in the hiring process and barriers that can arise, the benefits and challenges of the multi-generational workforce, and workers’ rights under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Learn the importance of keeping up with technology and using social media as a networking tool. Build skills and find out how to explore employment opportunities.
Course Objectives
  1. have discovered which employers and industries and positions have a higher track record of hiring mature workers.
  2. have focused on overcoming challenges of the hiring process that mature workers currently experience.
  3. have listed skill development necessary for attaining employment as a mature worker.
  4. have discussed promotional opportunities needed for maintaining employment as an seasoned worker.
  5. have understood what employers look for in hiring; and discovered “tricks” to be more successful in obtaining employment as a mature worker.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Mature professional working in America
  2. Employer benefits of hiring seasoned workers
  3. Employers and industry and positions with a higher demand for hiring mature professionals
  4. Technology, networking and social media in the job search
  5. Benefits and challenges of hiring for mature professionals
  6. Options for mature workers to hone skills for gaining or maintaining employment
  7. Employers needs
  8. Rights under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  9. Tricks to be more successful in obtaining employment as a mature worker.
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 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed jobseekers.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Maintain Your Mental Stamina: Keep Your Head in the Game As You Move Through the Job Search! - HRD-3006K2
Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696