Completing a degree or certificate is the key to opening new doors. Going back to
school and earning your college degree or certificate in health care, education, and
social services paves the way to opportunities for new jobs and career advancement.
Earning a degree or certificate is easier than ever. If you are thinking about getting
your degree or certificate, you won t be starting at square one. Under the Plus 50
Encore Completion Program, adult students can gain credits for past education and
It is a great time to come back. As the economy recovers, getting your degree or certificate
can help increase your earning potential. The Plus 50 Encore Completion Program offers
courses tailored to your needs, making it is easier than ever to finish what you started.
You have support. Community colleges offer the support and flexibility you need to
reach your goals, from diverse courses of study and accommodating class schedules
to help with financial aid.
Distinguish yourself from the competition. It takes older workers longer to find jobs
than their younger counterparts, and workers with limited education have higher rates
of unemployment and greater difficulty finding and securing employment. Your community
college degree or certificate will give you the edge you need to succeed.
You re not alone. Thousands of plus 50 adults are heading back to community colleges
to gain additional training, learn new skills, and complete their degrees or certificates
in health care, education, and social services fields.
Give back to your community. Through rewarding careers in health care, education,
and social services, you can make a big difference in the lives of others by giving
back to your community.
Put your passion to work. Encore careers allow you to find personal fulfillment in
high-demand fields that create social impact for the greater good. Community colleges
provide the guidance and support for social activism in value careers that give back.
Invest in your workers. Community colleges make it easier than ever for plus 50 adults
to complete a degree or earn a certificate. Refer your plus 50 workers for retraining
or to gain the additional skills and credentials necessary to advance their careers
in health care, education, and social services.
Look to plus 50 graduates as your future employees. Plus 50 adults are a valuable
addition to local businesses, offering substantial work experience, knowledge, and
professional maturity coupled with community college credentials.
Contribute to a national goal. President Obama wants America to lead the world in
the percentage of college graduates by 2020. Support employees who are eager to return
to school, and help them join the 8.2 million additional graduates required to meet
that goal 5 million of whom are expected to attend community colleges.