50 or older and out of work? Tech can help

Tri-County Technical College is one of 12 community colleges nationwide chosen to receive a grant to put unemployed people, 50 and above, back into the workforce. It’s a two-year, $165,200 grant from the AARP Foundation that targets the needs of low-income, older adult women, and offers training in healthcare support, office and administrative support and computer occupations. “Tri-County will host local information sessions where job candidates can learn about the Coaching Program where they will learn how to update their personal marketing tools and networking strategies, target their job search for in-demand jobs, get job leads, and find resources that can help them while they’re looking for their next full-time job,” said Sandra Strickland, program manager for the 50+ grant. Those sessions are Friday, March 21 at 10 a-m to noon; Wednesday, July 16 from 2 to 4 p-m; and Wednesday, October 1, from 2 to 4.