Money on Monday: New Work Paths Opening
It is a truism that truth can be "discovered" by many people at the same time. So for those who have been reading my blog regularly will find the below announcement about an Encore Conference in CA.right in line with the notion of reFIREment that I have written about numerous times.
We boomers, which some call the Woodstock Generation, were inspired by great leaders who asked us to contribute to society. Recall JFK's 1961 Inaugural speech "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country? In fact click on this link and read the entire speech. JFK Speech It is as inspiring now as it was when I was in high school.
So it is not at all surprising to me that our generation has little desire to retreat from the world and do nothing. We still want to contribute and do our bit for our country. And in these trying economic times we need to work as well.
Encore.org is sponsoring an essay contest that will award 10 winners each an all expense paid trip to the Encore Careers Summit at Stanford University December 4-6, 2008.
The topic is :"What Inspired Your Encore Career?"
Encore.org, is the network for boomers who want paid work that offers personal meaning and social purpose,
will award 10 free trips to the winners of the "My Encore Moment" story contest. Entries are due October 20 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.
The contest asks entrants to describe the inspiration, insight or event that set them on the path to an encore career and to describe how that work is meaningful to them and others.
Do you have an encore experience to share? In addition to inspiring others to find encore careers, you could win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Encore Careers Summit at Stanford University in California, where hundreds who have encore careers will launch what could be the most significant transformation of the workplace since the women's movement.
"Community Colleges Fast-Track Boomers Into Jobs"
Nonprofit organizations, schools and health care providers have openings
for experienced workers. Boomers want them. How do you connect the two?
A new report issued by Civic Ventures provides some ideas. Called
"Pathways to Encore Careers: How 10 Community Colleges Are Preparing
Boomers for Work in Education, Health Care and Social Services," it
profiles 10 community colleges that are attracting experienced workers,
engaging local employers and helping prepare boomers for meaningful work
in the second half of life.
The programs in the report are offered by colleges in Arizona, California,
Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon and Texas,
as well as the statewide Virginia Community College System. They include
career transition courses, curriculum development, community partnerships,
supportive student services and job placement.
Civic Ventures launched the Community College Encore Career Grants Program
with support from the MetLife Foundation, which provided each of the 10
community colleges with a $25,000 grant to help match boomers' experience,
skills and interests to encore careers in education, health care and
To read about the report, click here:
To read a PDF version of the complete report, click here: