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. 

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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North Carolina History: From Peak to SeaCSP-4000U2
North Carolina has three distinct regions: Mountains, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain. Each has defining features, including the character of the people; the geology, geography, and commerce; and the climate. This class is presented in three sessions, with each focused on a part...
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...
Planning for and Living in RetirementCSP-4000EJ2
This course provides unbiased information and guidance about planning for and living in retirement, to help participants make informed decisions. One topic will be explored at each hour-long class session.
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...
Re-BOOST Your Career ProspectsHRD-3001BO2
Develop career skills through Wake Tech’s partnership with Passage Home Safety Club and find paying positions. You will assess your current knowledge, skills, and abilities and develop a plan to advance in the world of work. This course helps you build a positive self-concep...
Retired to RehiredHRD-3003G2
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....
Roadmap to RetirementSEF-3001AC2
This course provides an overview of personal financial planning with a focus on retirement planning. The informative and entertaining course covers nine key components that everyone should consider for a financially secure retirement – and includes real-life stories. Consume...
Sales for People Who Don't Like to SellSEF-3001W11 available classes
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...
The Original Tar HeelsCSP-4000FH2
This history course examines the indigenous people of the region that would become North Carolina. The course looks back to the time before recognized European contact, through to colonial relations, an early United States, and up to today and the current status of Native Am...
Veterans Entrepreneurship AdvantageSEF-3001V1
Assess your potential as an entrepreneur and the feasibility of your business or idea, and learn how your military experience can help. In eight three-hour sessions, you’ll learn how to develop a comprehensive business plan for your new or existing business and create a firs...
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