PrimeTime Century AGELESS LEARNING A GUIDE TO: " PERSONAL ENRICHMENT " SHORT-TERM SKILL TRAINING " VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Opportunities for Ageless Learners " Vital Aging Network (VAN) 3 a volunteer network of individuals and organizations which promotes self- determination, community involvement and enrichment for older adults through education and advocacy. (Visit their Web site www.vital-aging-network.org and sign up for their e-Bulletin.) " Mahtomedi Community Education 3 serving the nine communities surrounding the College providing educational, recreational, enrichment and leadership opportunities to residents of all ages. (Call 651.407.2034) " Quality Career Services (QCS) 3 a nonprofit agency which provides employment services, under the Department of Labor 9s Title V program, to older adults in the 7-county metro area.
(Call 651.647.9322) " Workforce Solutions 3 operating the North St. Paul Workforce Center, providing services for job seekers and employers. (Call 651.770.4499) Our PrimeTime/ Plus 50 Partners Four out of 7ve people over 50 say they will work in retirement 3 some for personal ful7llment, others out of necessity.
Baby boomers envision their retirement years as a melding of work, leisure, and self-improvement, but 62 percent wish they were better prepared for it. The Plus 50 Initiative is conducted by the American Association of Community Colleges ... more. less.
(AACC) to benchmark and showcase the most innovative plus 50 programs at community colleges to engage the learner. In 2008, Century College was one of only 7ve 2-year colleges in the U.S.<br><br> to be awarded cmentor status d by the AACC for its Plus 50 Initiative. Century 9s goal is to serve the lifelong learners of the community in three areas: personal enrichment classes for those with newfound leisure time, short-term skills training for those who want to be actively engaged in the workforce, and resources for volunteer service. In 2009, the AACC Plus 50 Initiative was expanded to include more community colleges.<br><br> The changing economy has resulted in a new emphasis on training, re-training and career development areas for older workers. Century will now be mentoring several additional af7liate colleges throughout the state. 3300 Century Avenue North White Bear Lake, MN 55110 century.edu Nonpro7t Org.<br><br> U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 4323 St.<br><br> Paul, MN What is PrimeTime/Plus 50? For More Information To browse courses: go to www.century.edu and click 8Continuing Education 9 To receive a copy of our current catalog: call 651.779.3341 To register for courses: visit www.century.edu/continuinged or call 651.779.3341 We are an af7rmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651-779-3354 or 1-800-228-1978 x 3354 or Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.<br><br> You are welcome at your community college. " Visit the campus and take a walk on the Wood Duck Trail " Use our new library facilities " Get technology access in our computer lab " Attend special events (speakers, concerts, theatrical productions, art shows and more) 4 visit our Web site to see the latest calendar of events AGELESS LEARNERS: Plug into Century! Call 651.779.3341 or visit us at www.century.edu/continuinged The PrimeTime/Plus 50 program positions Century College as a center for volunteer service in the com- munity.<br><br> Century can help you match your unique talents with volunteer work that makes a difference 3 and 7nd more personal satisfaction in the process. Volunteer Service Opportunities If you are seeking to be 8re-inspired 9 3 to make your bonus years ful7lling 3 think about giving back to the community as a PrimeTime volunteer. Thanks to the AACC Plus 50 Initiative, Century College has established a PrimeTime/Plus 50 Volunteer Program to help you explore opportunities to be of service.<br><br> Through leadership, mentoring, and involvement, PrimeTime/Plus 50 volunteers are truly making a difference. Volunteer opportunities are Gexible and interesting 3 from working one-on-one with Century students to helping with community events. Use volunteering to build connections and stay fresh.<br><br> Working with a nonpro7t organization can help you forge new linkages in the community. It helps you build new skills and gives you valuable experience for your resume. Bring your new perspective.<br><br> Take a moment, make a choice, get involved! With decades of experience, you are a savvy decision-maker, good at balancing costs and bene7ts, and you bring a hardy work ethic to serve as a role model to younger workers. Explore new career options or update your marketable skills at Century College.<br><br> We offer short-term courses in skills development and training in the following areas: In 3 months or less: " Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide* " CPR Instructor Certi7cation* " Health Unit Coordinator " Phlebotomy Technician " Web Design " Desktop Publishing " Computer Competency " Small Business Ownership " Commercial Truck Driving (Comm 9l Drivers License Prep)* In 3-6 months: " Pharmacy Technician " Medical Billing/Coding Specialist " Project Management " Supervisory Management " Administrative Professional In 6-12 months: " Kitchen and Bath Design (an online series of courses)* " ALVA Leadership Development for the Rest of Your Life " Photography " Payroll Professional* . . .<br><br> and more! *These certi\xecates are earned by ful\xelling certi\xecation requirements of a licensing agency or a professional association. re tired hired As you navigate this exciting stage of your life, Century can help you discover a new passion in your leisure time or revisit a topic you enjoyed decades earlier.<br><br> Our instructors are experts in their 7elds, and they bring a lively enthusiasm and genuine interest to your needs and preferences as an adult learner. Sampler of Enrichment Classes for Ageless Learners: Art: Watercolor, Acrylics, Drawing Health & Wellness: Yoga, Karate, Self-Defense for Women Home & Garden: Gardening, Going Green, Feng Shui Languages : Spanish, Italian, American Sign Language, cA Table d(French language/cooking classes) Music: Guitar, Beginning Piano Photography: Digital Photography certi7cate, Adobe Photoshop, Photo Elements Sailing: Basic Keelboat (summer) Self-Improvement: Seasonal Renewal Retreats, ALVA Leadership Course Starting a Small Business: Marketing, Website, Social Networking Explore Technology: Genealogy, Blogging, Webcams, eBay Travel information: Traveling to China, Twin Cities Travel Writing : Writing a Memoir, Writing for Pro7t, Poetry, Prose Practical Tips: Going to College After 50 Seeking advice for going back to school after age 50? It may seem overwhelming, especially if you 9ve never attended college or are going back to campus after decades away.<br><br> Don 9t worry 4we 9ve got a great list of practical tips to help plus 50 adults: http://plus50.aacc.nche.edu/ practicaltips.html#collegeat50 cALVA helped me move out of my comfort zone. It got me doing work that I care deeply about but had only thought about until now. d jANET jACObSON PAST ALVA PARTICIPANT ALVA Leadership Development What are you waiting for? ALVA Leadership Development for the Rest of Your Life is an 8-month program for experienced adults who are interested in 7nding new ways to use their leadership skills for the common good.<br><br> ALVA is sponsored by our community partner, Vital Aging Network. re tired wired re tired inspired Want Credit? To learn more about Century 9s wide selection of credit certi7cate courses, (offered online, in the classroom, or a blend of both) go to www.century.<br><br> edu and select cFuture Students d or phone Admissions at 651.773.1700 and request a copy of the current Century College Credit Course Schedule.