Plus 50 Lifelong Learning

Wake Tech's Plus 50 program offers courses such as yoga, dance, Spanish, and scrapbooking. If you take a course at a location other than a Wake Tech campus such as a senior center, then you must register for a course at that specific senior center.

Classes offered by Wake Tech.

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. 

Partner sites and senior centers

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
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
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

Career Transitions Forum: Lecture Series for Business Professionals
Overall Quality of This Course
Based on 6 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
258217 Zoom Face-To-Face Instruction 01/20/2022 06/16/2022 D. Oronzio $70.00 24/40
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Job Seekers in a Professional Field
Are you changing careers? This course is for you. Enjoy lectures, activities, and opportunities for networking and support. Topics vary weekly and incorporate professional community resources that provide a current, real-world perspective on the job market. Craft strategies for addressing issues and challenges. Enter the program at any time.
Course Objectives
  1. (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 networked with other job seeking professionals.
Outline of Instruction
  1. 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
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Materials will be provided.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 80% or above
  2. Participation
  3. There is no attendance requirement to successfully complete this course.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Job Seekers in a Professional Field
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696