From staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Older workers in Jefferson and Shelby counties have a chance to update their skills and get job training under a program offered by the AARP Foundation and Jefferson State Community College.
The BACK TO WORK 50+ program is designed to help unemployed men and women over the age of 50 update their job-search skills and, in some cases, get short-term job training. At Jefferson State, eligible participants may receive tuition assistance to enroll in training programs that would prepare them to work as dialysis technicians, in medical coding or in office management.
On Tuesday at the Jefferson campus located at 2601 Carson Road in Birmingham, the session will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Lurleen Wallace Hall, Room 300. On Thursday at the Shelby-Hoover campus located at 4600 Valleydale Road in Birmingham, the session will also be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building, Room 129D.
To register for a session, call toll free at 855-850-2525.
“These sessions will also help the participants develop computer skills training, assist them with cover letters and interviewing techniques, and help them to use technology to advance their job search,” said Jefferson State Director of Community and Corporate Education Kay Potter.