Plus 50 at CCS. American Association of Community Colleges Funded with a grant from Atlantic Philanthropies Northwest Region Plus 50 Conference February 10, 2010. Plus 50 Institute for Extended Learning. Very strong Seniors Program Our funded project Three 6-week session
American Association of Community Colleges
Funded with a grant from Atlantic Philanthropies
Northwest Region Plus 50 Conference
February 10, 2010
WA State served highest number of 50+ students in 2005
Retired/Not Currently Working/Dislocated
First cohort referrals from AARP/SCSEP
A family crisis sent Linda to re-skill and get back into the workplace.
“I thought there has got to be a program somewhere that will bring me back up to speed, and there was. I found it!”
Unexpected financial problems sent this 45-year volunteer back to work.
“I wanted to polish my computer skills as well as gain marketable skills. My family and friends were very excited for me to participate in this program.”
Retired to Spokane from Soap Lake but decided she needed additional income
“How did I get here?” It’s a big jump for a lot of us. Sixty is the new 40; I planned to be really old at this age. I’m not.” “I don’t feel too old for the workplace any longer; now I feel quite optimistic.”
Medical Office Application Strand
Greening Your Future 40-hour class
You start with the thought that you will acquire skills. With the staff at hand it is fun and challenging at times. I am smarter and more confident now.
I liked the way the information was presented and people in class participated in the program.
Times are changing. Too many people (50+ years old) are set in the old ways and really need retraining.
The staff is dedicated to learning. You can’t help learning under these circumstances.
Just a great program for 50 and older to learn how to use the computer. A must in today’s society.
CEO Center at Maggie
Working with the colleges
Creating awareness and interest locally and statewide
and we’re sticking to it!