Mott Community College seminar helps workers age 50+ find jobs

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FLINT (WJRT) (12/6/2018) - Experienced workers can face challenges looking for a new job after they turn 50.

A new program at Mott Community College aims to provide older job seekers with workshops, career coaching and strategies for landing work in the modern economy.

Mott is the first community college in Michigan to partner with the AARP for the Back to Work 50+ program.

“Many people aged 50 and up still want to work,” said Dartanyan Jamerson, director of workforce development at Mott. “What is nice about this program is that past work experience and training is always beneficial when it comes to placement, however, it is not a pre-requisite to participate in this workshop.”

Mott will host monthly workshops and career coaching seminars beginning at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 the Workforce Development Office at 709 N. Saginaw St. Call 1-855-850-2525 for more information or to register.

“The workshop is for anyone aged 50 and older, regardless of education or work experience,” Jamerson said. “It is a great opportunity to learn the strategies needed to compete for full-time, in-demand jobs today.”