Policies for a 21st Century Workforce
01/09/2013 - 07:35:02am
We’ve heard it all before – many, many times before: The U.S. (and the world) is getting older and grayer. People are working longer. Boomers can’t afford to retire.
For many boomers, this is true. People are working longer, often in encore careers, because they can’t afford to retire or because they want to continue making a contribution to their communities.
New Opportunities to Explore Encore Careers Online
07/05/2012 - 07:40:10am
Do you want an encore career but don’t know what job you want or how to get there? If so, check out four new online courses on exploring jobs, all designed for people 50 and older (although open to students of any age):
- Exploring Green Jobs
- Exploring Jobs in Caregiving
- Exploring Jobs in Community Engagement
- Exploring Jobs in Education
Community College Grants Program Set to Triple in Size
05/09/2012 - 12:43:07pm
The AACC Plus 50 Initiative is now accepting applications for its Plus 50 Encore Completion grants program. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, June 22, 2012 by 5pm ET. To learn more, click here.
Making it Easier to Finance Encore Transitions
03/21/2012 - 10:00:00am
What’s the biggest challenge for midlife career changers seeking work for the greater good?
If you guessed finances, you’d be right.
More on Entrepreneurs With a Social Mission
11/04/2011 - 07:37:03am
My colleagues and I have been working for the past 10 months with the research firm Penn Schoen Berland to investigate the potential for social entrepreneurship in boomers.
Research by the Kauffman Foundation has already shown that for 11 of the 15 years between 1996 and 2010, Americans between 55 and 64 had the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity of any age group.
Encore Entrepreneurs: Creating Jobs, Meeting Needs
11/04/2011 - 07:30:46am
Mix a slow economy and a shortage of jobs with a large number of aging boomers looking for meaning and purpose in their work. The result is a growing number of “encore entrepreneurs” seeking to launch income-generating ventures that make a positive difference in their communities.
New research released by Encore.org (formerly Civic Ventures) and funded by MetLife Foundation shows:
Graduate school research shows positive outcomes for older social work students
09/30/2011 - 04:40:45pm
People over 40 are finding that their efforts to earn a Master of Social Work (MSW) are paying off, at least at one school.
The Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis conducted a survey of MSW students over 40 from the past 10 years to determine if they got what they came for – mainly, a supportive environment and a career in social work.
Encore!Hartford receives national award
09/30/2011 - 01:13:16pm
Encore!Hartford, a program that trains “seasoned” corporate professionals for encore careers in nonprofit leadership, is the recipient of the national Outstanding Program Award in 2011 from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.
Community Colleges: A Great Option for Boomers Seeking Encores
05/31/2011 - 12:40:44pm
Community colleges have been receiving a lot of attention lately – from the White House Summit on Community Colleges to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Completion by Design to the Lumina Foundation’s Adult Degree Completion Commitment – and are seen as major partn
Colleges Look to Boomer Population for Students
05/25/2011 - 11:50:19am
To advance President Obama’s goal for the United States to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020, colleges are increasingly seeing boomers as a growing source of students.