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.
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.
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.
Course Details & Registration Information
- (1) have received and discovered new ideas and skills to incorporate into their professional repertoire for gaining employment;
(2) have had the opportunity to evaluate, synthesize and discriminate information that is relatable and applicable to their job search and professional development;
(3) have gained a current real-world perspective of opportunities, skills development and challenges for a career transition;
(4) have successfully networked with other job seeking professionals.
- Lectures, lessons or activities will fall under one of the following core components and competency areas: Assessment, Self-Concept, Employability Skills, Communication Skills, Problem-Solving Skills and Information Technology. Lectures and topics (titles) will be determined on the availability of the speaker, and would include titles such as, but not limited to, the following in order to support HRD's components and competency areas.
1. Behavioral Interviews
2. Power Stories: Pitches and PARs
3. Critical Communications in Job Search
4. Using research to Power a Winning Job Search
5. Handling the Interview: Strategies and Tactics
6. How to Really Prepare for an Interview
7. Compensation - From the Company's Perspective
8. Research for Winning job Search
9. Income Tax & Finance Organization Tips for Job Seekers
10. Wake Tech HRD/CRC Overview
11. Leveraging LinkedIn
12.Facing the Interview - Strategies
13. Regain Your Vision
14. Communication Strategies for landing a Job
15. Your Rights as A Job Seeker
16. A Recruiter's Perspective
17. Getting Along in the Workplace?
18. How to Overcome Stressful Situations So You Can Move On
19. How to Increase Your Influence, Credibility and Confidence
20. What Are You Worth?
21. Personal Branding
22. Networking: A New Mindset
23. World of Triangle Non-Profits, Volunteering and Job Opportunities
- Attendance 80% or above
- There is no attendance requirement to successfully complete this course.