College to host ‘Plus 50’ career workshops

A series of three workshops designed for those age 50 and up seeking to retool for a new career will be held at Middlesex County College (MCC) this fall.

Open to the public, the free workshops will be held at the Edison campus, 2600 Woodbridge Ave., in the Amboy Room of Crabiel Hall.

The workshops are being led by Colleen Georges, a licensed professional counselor, faculty member at Rutgers University and the owner of Colleen’s Career Creations and Life Coaching with Colleen. This is the second set of workshops Dr. Georges has conducted for the Plus 50 series.

The workshops include the following: “Job Search and Networking Techniques,” 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 24; “Job Searching Using Social Media,” 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 1; and “Acing the Interview: Tips to Ensure You Make Your Best Impression,” 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 8.

Reservations are required. To reserve a seat, email plus50@middlesexcc.edu and indicate the name of the workshop. For more information, call 732-548-6000, ext. 3624.

The workshops are part of the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is funded by a $3.2 million grant to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) provided by Deerbrook Charitable Trust.

The Plus 50 Encore Completion program supports AACC’s work to increase the number of students who finish degrees, certificates and other credentials.

For more information about the Plus 50 Initiative at AACC, visit plus50.aacc.nche.edu.