WORK

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Mark Davis, an entrepreneur in the real estate business, got interested in green technology during the 2008 presidential run. After taking training and certification classes in solar power, Davis partnered with a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that prepares teens and young adults for work in the trades, such as carpentry and plumbing.

In today’s competitive job market, a new degree, certificate or specialized training can be the ticket to an encore career.

  • Find out about community college training for encore careers
  • Browse online courses
  • Get the details about paid Encore Fellowships
  • Discover how to update your job skills

ON CAMPUS

Boomers are heading to colleges to learn about encore career opportunities and to get specialized training.

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ENCORE FELLOWSHIPS

A bridge to a new stage of work, Encore Fellowships are paid, yearlong positions for people who want to shift from midlife careers to encore careers.

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OTHER PATHWAYS

Colleges aren’t the only place to train for an encore career. Recognizing the value of encore talent, corporate, government and nonprofit programs are helping experienced workers prepare for encore careers. More >

MORE RESOURCES

TEACHERS NEEDED

There will be jobs for educators – in some fields, in some locations. Are you interested?

Discover what it’s like to be a teacher
Find programs that will help you prepare for a career in teaching
Get tips on becoming a teacher

HEALTH CARE OPPORTUNITIES

There will be jobs in health care. Are you interested?

Find out what’s involved in becoming a health care navigator
Check out this online guide for second-career nurses

HARVARD EQUIPS LEADERS FOR ENCORES

The Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative prepares experienced leaders to transition to community and public service in the next phase of their careers. More >

HOW CAN BOOMERS STRENGTHEN EDUCATION?

Two papers from Encore.org help experienced professionals understand how they can help deliver services to young people, including working with schools to strengthen instruction in math- and science-related fields.