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. 

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 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

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Sales for People Who Don't Like to Sell
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Available Classes
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Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
In this course, students will learn and practice basic sales techniques, from the initial introduction stage through closing the sale and maintaining ongoing relationships. The course covers understanding sales, knowing your product and market, identifying relevant decision makers, securing appointments, making the sale, and presenting yourself or your company in the best light. It also includes the general sales process and associated skills such as establishing rapport with clients, analyzing needs, overcoming objections, closing, and building and maintaining ongoing relationships. The course includes role plays and other techniques to enhance adult learning.
Course Objectives
  1. Understand sales as a business discipline
  2. Know how sales and marketing interact in the client/customer acquisition process
  3. Learn the steps in the logical sales process
  4. Learn and practice effective sales techniques
Outline of Instruction
  1. Know yourself and your selling style
  2. Know your market/product
  3. Identifying relevant decision makers
  4. Getting past gatekeepers and gaining appointments
  5. What are the most effective sales techniques
  6. How to successfullly use effective sales techniques
  7. Establishing rapport with the client
  8. Analyzing client needs
  9. Overcoming objections
  10. Closing
  11. Building and maintaining ongoing relationships with clients
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
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
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Course Contact Information
Katie Gailes