TCC Hosts Info Session to Help North Texans Over 50 Connect to New Careers

FORT WORTH, Texas (Aug. 5, 2015) – Tarrant County College is hosting an information session to help North Texans 50 years and older prepare for new jobs or advance their career. The information session is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at TCC South Campus, 5301 Campus Dr., in the Student Center, SSTU 2105.
Sponsored by the AARP Foundation and the Walmart Foundation, the Back to Work 50+ Program is part of TCC’s commitment to expand access to education and training through alternative learning opportunities. The program provides networking strategies, job search assistance and training for high-demand fields. It is designed to facilitate rapid entry into the workforce and offers a free career coaching program that is open to the public. Additionally, Back to Work 50+ provides access to enrollment in TCC’s wide range of training programs—such as medical billing and coding, office administration and information technology. Scholarships are available.
“Today we’re living and working longer than ever before, and it’s important to have resources tailored to the professional needs of older Americans,” said Debra Sykes West, program coordinator. “In Tarrant County, individuals over age 50 typically take at least a year to transition into new employment. TCC can ease that process and link students to tools and services that make them more marketable.”
Since the College launched Back to Work 50+ last year, nearly 250 individuals have taken advantage of the program. TCC is part of a network of community colleges and workforce development agencies across the nation participating in the initiative.
For more details about Back to Work 50+ at TCC, contact Sykes West at 817-515-6150 or