BCC PROGRAM TRAINS 50+ ADULTS FOR JOBS

Press release from Brookdale Community College

Brookdale Community College announced that it is the recipient of a $15,000 two-year grant from The Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, to assist adults age 50 and older complete a degree or certificate programs in healthcare and social services.

The program is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), and is part of a national initiative to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in high-growth, high-demand occupations.

As part of the grant, Brookdale will establish an Encore Center for the Adult Learner on its Lincroft campus. The center will bring together current offerings for adult students and streamline the process for returning adults through one single point of contact. Included in the center will be such services as a Career Interest Inventory and Skills Assessment, and online workshops on topics that include using social media for the job search, resume writing and interview skills.   The Center will coordinate existing services and offer an adult-friendly environment of support and assistance.

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