YWCA Of Darien-Norwalk, NCC Team Up For 'PLUS 50' Job Search Training

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The YWCA of Darien-Norwalk is joining forces with Norwalk Community College to help adults over the age of 50 returning to work. Photo Credit: Courtesy YWCA Darien/Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. -- The YWCA of Darien-Norwalk is joining forces with Norwalk Community College to help adults over the age of 50 return to work or find a better job. 

The groups established the PLUS 50 initiative to help re-train adults to re-enter the workforce. As many NCC students are career-focused, the objectives are to guide participants through career change decisions and provide advice and support. 

“The YWCA Darien/Norwalk wholeheartedly supports the NCC PLUS 50 initiative to establish a re-training and workforce re-entry program for mature workers,” said Kate Foster, the YW’s Job Search Support Coordinator, in a release. “We currently serve those who are unemployed or underemployed, the majority of who are 50 or older. These resilient and reliable individuals face a range of challenges.

"NCC’s plan to provide access to financial aid and guidance into training programs in high-demand areas such as healthcare, human services and early childhood education, provides a welcome complement to the YW’s Job Search Support Program’s computer training and career counseling services.”

The YW’s Job Search Support program provides current and potential NCC students information and referrals within PLUS 50 and expertise in areas such as resume consultation, career networking and interview techniques. A free half-hour consultation is offered for resume review or to discuss any aspect of the job search.

For more information about YW’s Job Search Support program, residents are asked to visit the PLUS 50 webpage  or contact the program’s coordinator, Kate Foster, at katef@ywcadariennorwalk.org.

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