SFCC Hosts Free Job Seeker Info Session for Age 50+ Unemployed & Underemployed

What: Back to Work 50+: Women’s Economic Stability Initiative Info Session. An informative event on how job seekers can get access to scholarships, job coaching, academic training, career retooling and employers – all free. Once enrolled in the program, participants learn how to update their personal marketing tools and networking strategies, target their job search on in-demand jobs, get job leads, manage finances, update computer skills and more while they’re looking for their next job.

Who: Northern New Mexican unemployed or underemployed workers aged 50+ looking to get back on their feet or improve their place in the workforce. Participants do not have to be a member of AARP or a current student at SFCC.
When: Friday, January 8, 2016, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Additional info: sessions will take place March 4, May 6, August 5 and October 7
Where: Santa Fe Community College, Jemez Rooms, 6401 Richards Ave.
Cost: Free
Registration: To pre-register and receive a packet of resource materials, call the AARP Foundation at 855-850-2525.

Of Note: The BACK TO WORK 50+: Women’s Economic Stability Initiative helps workers, aged 50 and older, find local jobs and build the financial capability to make sound decisions that reduce debt, rebuild savings and pave the way to greater financial stability. SFCC’s Center for Academic Transitions manages the initiative, which focuses specifically on the needs of low income, older people and provides an expanded level of career and support services. Through the program, SFCC offers training and credentialing opportunities in multiple areas with good pay and job growth: Medical Assistant Certificate, Nurse Aide Certificate, Community Health Worker Certificate, EMT Intermediate Certificate, Fitness Instructor Certificate, Culinary Arts Certificate, Greenhouse Management Certificate, Computer Skills Classes, Accounting Specialist Certificate, Leadership Certificate, 45-Hr Early Childhood Education Class (eligible for state certificate), Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification in Elementary Education, Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification in Secondary Education and Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification in Early Childhood Education. AARP Foundation funds the BACK TO WORK 50+: Women’s Economic Stability Initiative under a grant provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Contacts: To learn more about the program, contact Center for Academic Transitions Program Specialist Emily Powell, 505-428-1303,emily.powell@sfcc.edu or visit BACK TO WORK 50+ at www.aarp.org/backtowork50plus.


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