Plus 50 Lifelong Learning

2019 Plus 50 Expo

FREE admission. Bring a friend!

Tuesday, March 5
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Wake Tech Western Wake Campus

Register now!

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 the Plus 50 Expo, you can sample courses and attend presentations from community experts on a wide variety of topics - small business counseling, long-term healthcare, retirement, personal interest classes, and much more!

Register now for the Plus 50 Expo. It's FREE!

Become a sponsor or vendor at the Plus 50 Expo.


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Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, Kent Thomspon, CFP®, MSFS, Financial Advisor with Capital Financial Solutions

Thank you to our sponsors!


Plus 50 Sites and Programs

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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:

 

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
Cedar Fork Community Center 919-463-7100 1050 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560
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
Knightdale Recreation Center 919-217-2232 101 Lawson Ridge Rd. Knightdale, NC 27545
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

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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...
Biophilic Environments and our Aging PopulationCSP-4000HX2
Biophilia is humankind’s innate biological connection with nature, and such an environment can reduce stress, enhance creativity, improve well-being and expedite healing. This course addresses the benefits of biophilic design, the different values, and elements associated wi...
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 Keyboarding IntroductionSEF-3001FB2
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.
Creating a Backyard Wildlife GardenCSP-4000IR2
Anyone can create a safe and natural space for plants and wildlife. Learn about planting and providing property to enhance land for birds, pollinators, and other wildlife which can become critical for an eco-friendly habitat. Students will learn to create a safe and natural...
Hire Yourself: Create Your Own CareerHRD-3004BM2
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,...
Income Tax Planning 101SEF-3001ER2
Learn about personal income tax returns, deductions, IRA contributions, tax-saving strategies, and more. This course is part of the Finance Academy series, for those who want to know more about investing, home buying, long-term care, and retirement.
Lecture Presentation Series, Microsoft Windows 10CSP-4000EA2
This Lecture Presentation Series topic titled ‘Microsoft Windows 10’ will explain the announcement by Microsoft on their latest Operating System (OS). The PowerPoint presentation will cover the new enhancements being introduced, who is entitled to the free upgrade, and how...
Microsoft Computer Class 401CSP-4000DT2
This course is for knowledgeable users and system administrators. It explores Microsoft releases and versions and how they differ, computer file structure, advanced features dealing with security, and administrator tools. It also covers operational uses needed to maintain Mi...
Planning the Entrepreneurial VentureSEF-80101
Assess your own entrepreneurial abilities and the feasibility of your business ideas. Over the course of eight three-hour sessions, you’ll develop a business plan for starting and running a new business (or operating an existing one). You’ll examine every element of a busine...