Friday, December 19, 2014

Older Adult Job Training In the Toledo Area

I had written awhile back about Owens College's grant to help train older unemployed people for reemployment. When I did a commentator noted that those programs  often take the form of  training for low wage jobs. Indeed, the program announced recently seems to somewhat bear that out. According to the Blade, Owens will provide free training in the fields of substitute teaching, clerical work and special education aide, with successful program graduates getting an interview with Renhill Group Staffing. For more information, call Gary Corrigan at 419-254-2863.

 A colleague of mine who had to pay towards the training she needed for her teaching certificate out of her own pocket said she would have found this a godsend, so your mileage may vary. In any case, it's mostly better paying than minimum wage. But it does demonstrate that "free money" and "free programs" are not free-form--they come with lots of conditions.

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