CSM Helps 50-Plus Population Prepare for Next Careers
Plus50 Encore College Completion Program Hosts Information Session, April 9
The College of Southern Maryland joined 100 colleges nationwide in a three-year initiative called the “Plus 50 Encore College Completion Program,” which assists colleges in expanding campus programs that engage the plus-50 population with a focus on workforce training and preparing for new careers.
An interactive career development session for people age 50 and older, will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m., April 9 at the college’s Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 206, 22950 Leonardtown Road, Leonardtown. Attendees will have the opportunity to complete a career assessment profile and learn about Career Starters training programs, certificate programs, degree program and classes for personal enrichment.
“As baby boomers are seeking to transition to a next or new career this program will help them renew a passion they may have put on hold while they were raising a family or working. The program will help students make the best use of the college’s available resources from updating technology skills to pursuing a new career to fulfilling fitness goals,” said CSM Personal Enrichment Program Coordinator Shaunda Holt.
The program offers skill updates and career makeovers for those who want to venture into careers such as dental assistant, certified nursing assistant or geriatric nursing assistant (CNA/GNA) certification, patient care tech, certified medical administrative assistant, EKG technician, nurse, pharmacy technician, physical therapy aid, early childhood education teacher or substitute teacher.
With solid employment track records and years of experience, boomers, with updated technical skills, will position themselves for successful second and even third careers—rewarding careers,” said Holt.
The event is free but registration for the April 9 event is required at http://csmd.edu/communityeducation/plus50encore.html.
Refreshments will be provided. For information contact Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-934-7652.
For information on CSM’s Workforce Development programs, visit http://www.csmd.edu/WorkforceDevelopment/.
CSM’s Plus50 Encore Program provides ‘seasoned adults’ with skills to pursue a next career such as computer repair technician, a certificate course Chennault Wright of Waldorf took earlier this spring.