TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (February 17,
2014) – The Division of Workforce Development at Tallahassee Community College
has received a Plus 50 Encore Completion Program grant from the American
Association of Community Colleges.
The goal of the Plus 50 project
is to help more adults over age 50 successfully complete TCC workforce training
certificates and not-for-credit credentials in high-demand career fields. The project
will focus on training that leads to employer-recognized certificates in the
fields of Medical Administrative Specialist and Health Information and
“We are focused on meeting the
needs of individuals in this demographic who want to retool their skills in
order to move into a new career field,” said Amy Combs, program coordinator. “We
want to help them make their final years—or decades—in the workforce their most
productive and rewarding.”
The grant provides $15,000 spread
over two years of project activities. Some of the first-year funding will be
used to support targeted recruitment of people in the 50+ demographic through advertising
and outreach to community organizations that serve mature individuals. The
project will also offer specialized support services to help these students be
successful in their workforce program.
For more information,
contact Amy Combs at (850) 201-9766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.