Plus 50 Lifelong Learning

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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. 

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.

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


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Career Transitions Forum: Lecture Series for Business ProfessionalsHRD-3006X21 available classes
This course offers support to professionals who are transitioning in their careers. The course includes lectures, activities, and opportunities for networking and support. Topics vary weekly and incorporate professional community resources that provide a current, real-world...
Computer Keyboarding IntroductionSEF-3001FB21 available classes
Keyboarding skills are essential today. This course will help students with little or no typing experience learn proper techniques for typing with all fingers, without hesitation, and for improving speed and accuracy.
Healthy AgingSEF-7999E1 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-3006V22 available classes
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 employer...
Passport to RetirementCSP-4000ED22 available classes
You'll learn 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 potentially devastating costs associated with long-term care...
Retired to RehiredHRD-3003G22 available classes
This class will explore job search techniques for retired individuals who plan to seek gainful employment. The course will cover finding the right position to fit the retired individual’s lifestyle. Students will explore techniques for tapping into the hidden job market....
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
This course is designed for unemployed/underemployed adults and displaced workers who are interested in learning more about becoming care providers. Participants will explore child and elder care provider roles, job duties, working and learning environments, social aspects o...
History of Women Film DirectorsCSP-4000EI2
This course provides an overview of three American films written and directed by women. Students will see and discuss one film each week. Films will include two lesser-known independent films in the “lonely woman drifter” genre: Barbara Loden's Avant-garde Wanda; Debra Grani...
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