ACC launches spring workshops to help women over 50 find new jobs

Austin Community College (ACC) is holding information sessions and workshops to help women over 50 find new careers, gain skills, and build financial security.

Spring workshops for the program, called “BACK TO WORK 50+ at Austin Community College,” begin Tuesday, January 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Highland Campus ACCelerator (6101 Airport Blvd.).

According to AARP Foundation, Americans age 50 and older represent the largest overall increase in long-term unemployment. Older women bear the greater share of this burden: 60 percent of women 65 and older have incomes insufficient to cover basic expenses.

“We are here to give you the tools to help and guide you on your pathway to economic stability,” says Cecilia Padilla Lopez, BACK TO WORK 50+ at ACC coach. “This program can help you gain the confidence, skills, and opportunities needed to find full-time employment, improve financial capability, and avoid poverty later in life.”

BACK TO WORK 50+ at ACC includes a set of integrated core services for qualified participants:

  • Employer access
  • Community building
  • Individual and group coaching
  • Computer skills coaching
  • Job skills training
  • Financial capability building

Scholarships are available.

Additional information sessions and workshops will be held at Highland Campus on the following days:

  • March 21
  • May 2
  • June 13
  • September 12
  • October 24
  • January 30, 2018

BACK TO WORK 50+: Women’s Economic Stability Initiative at Austin Community College is funded by a $300,000 grant from AARP Foundation through the Social Innovation Fund. ACC is a proud sub-grantee of the SIF program under a grant provided from the Corporation for National and Community Service to AARP Foundation.

To register for a session, call 855-850-2525. For more information, contact Cecilia Padilla-Lopez at 512-223-7368 or email cpadill2@austincc.edu.

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