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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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Healthy AgingSEF-7999E2 available classes
As the U.S. population ages, opportunities abound for working with seniors in various settings that support quality of life. This certificate program presents an overview of the aspects of aging and health in the later years. It helps to build a foundation for the treatment...
Hire Yourself: Create Your Own CareerHRD-3004BM21 available classes
Explore opportunities for self-employment with little startup expenses. Learn about various possibilities for launching and developing a business of your own and how to get started. If your work history is less than ideal or if you have limited education, a criminal record,...
Learning New Tricks: Seeking Employment as a Mature ProfessionalHRD-3006V21 available classes
Workers over 40 are a vital part of the workforce, and employers continue to hire them for the talent and experience. Get 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...
The Road to RetirementCSP-4000ED21 available classes
Are you nearing or considering retirement? This course will teach you how to integrate important concepts to help you prepare for retirement. In addition, you will find out how to fight off the effects of inflation, avoid unnecessary taxes, and protect yourself from the pote...
20 Century Art & Times ICSP-4000HP2
Explore the first 50 years of the 20th Century (1900-1949). This course will highlight major events of each year in culture, science, politics and the arts. Discover how events influence the arts and the arts influence events. Develop a better understanding of the early 20th...
20 Century Art & Times IICSP-4000HR2
Explore the second 50 years of the 20th Century (1950-1999). Learn about major events of each year in culture, science, politics and the arts. Audio/visual presentations will show how events influence the arts and the arts influence events. Gain a better understanding of how...
A North Carolina Clay StoryCSP-4000HS2
Learn about North Carolina’s role in the history of clay, including the Native American experience, the Colonial era and the present day pottery industry. Discover historic and contemporary artisans who work with clay.
Behavioral FinanceSEF-3001AB2
This course introduces students to behavioral finance and provides a foundation for better financial decision-making. The first step to successfully investing money is to not lose it! The course will cover the theory and practice of behavioral finance, including common heuri...
Career Readiness for the Child/Elder Care ProviderHRD-3004AV4
Learn more about becoming a child or elder care provider! Explore child and elder care provider roles, job duties, working and learning environments, social aspects of the industry, and career/educational options. Learn to analyze your personal career interests. Develop orga...
Computer Basics: Microsoft Windows 10SEF-3001IO2
Do you need to improve your computer skills? If you have little or no computer experience, this course is for you. Increase your computer knowledge by learning to use Microsoft Windows 10 to understand the basics for hardware, software, and computer accessories.
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