Improving Education and Training for Older Workers

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Article Publication Date: 
3/2/2015
Summary: 
This report explores a range of issues relating to skills training and education for older workers, including the challenges older workers face when deciding whether to enroll in education and training programs, and, if so, how to choose a program and pay for it. In its key findings, the report states that while various factors influence older job seekers’ success in the labor market, many older unemployed workers lack the skills that are currently in demand.
Article Author: 
Van Horn, Carl E.; Krepcio, Kathy; Heidkamp, Maria
Types/Tools: 
Populations: 
Aging/Older Adults
Programs/Initiatives: 
N/A
Future of Work@50+ Initiative; labor market; student loans; Great Recession; training programs; Workforce Investment Act; Senior Community Service Employment Program; Trade Adjustment Assistance; Adult and Dislocated Worker program; Aging Worker Initiative; Department of Labor; job search assistance;

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