June 13, 2014
Piedmont Technical College was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in health care, education and social services. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).
The college will be offering informational workshops to help baby boomers chart their next steps including enrolling in one of the 13 health science and nursing programs available at Piedmont Tech.
Upcoming workshops include June 17 at 5:30 p.m. for McCormick; June 17 at 7:30 p.m. for Abbeville; June 19 at 6:30 p.m. for Laurens; June 23 at 6:30 p.m. for Greenwood; June 24 at 6 p.m. for Newberry; June 26 at 6 p.m. for Saluda; and June 26 at 7:30 p.m. for Edgefield.
The Plus 50 program will prepare older adults for careers in the health sciences and nursing fields through targeted introductory coursework, career exploration events, and media outreach.
The college will also hold a Health Care Programs and Careers Showcase in August to allow baby boomers to explore the many options available to them in the health care field.
“Whether they are returning to college to further their career or attending for the first time to fulfill a longtime aspiration, we want them to know what options are available to them,” said Jerry Alewine, deal of health science.
“It is a wonderful opportunity that will help us inform and educate the baby boomers in the communities we serve that it’s never too late to prepare yourself for a life well-lived so that you have no regrets,” said Dr. Ray Brooks, president of Piedmont Tech.
For more information, go www.ptc.edu/plus50 or contact Denise Wiley at (864) 941-8752.