What is the Plus 50 Initiative?
Nationwide, Plus 50 adults are getting help from a network of community colleges to complete degrees and certificate programs so they can acquire the skills they need to get hired in today's job market. The Plus 50 Initiative is a coordinated effort by the Lumina Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). To learn more about the Plus 50 Initiative, visit the AACC website.
How does the UAA Plus 50 Bridge to College & Careers Workforce Instruction Program tie into this initiative?
The UAA Community & Technical College has developed a non-credit program of study geared specifically for adults over 50 whose goal is to attend college and/or become actively employed. Participants in the program will earn non-credit instructional units on a UAA transcript. UAA Community & Technical College is currently developing a non-credit Bridge to College and Careers Workforce Credential (WC). Once approved through the required college and university non-credit and workforce credential review processes, the WC will be made available to participants of this program.
What can the UAA Plus 50 Bridge to College & Careers Workforce Instruction Program do for me?
This program of instruction is designed to be a bridge to better job prospects and/or a bridge to completing a college degree or certificate program. The instruction will prepare participants for success in college or in the job market.
What age do I have to be to participate?
This program is restricted to adults age 45 and above; however, once approved, the Bridge to College and Careers Workforce Credential will be open to all students.
What does it cost, and is there financial assistance available?
For more information on the program cost please contact Kevin O'Connor at 907.786.6482.
What is AACC?
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Association of Community Colleges is the leading advocacy organization representing close to 1,200 community, junior, and technical colleges nationwide. Community colleges are the largest sector of higher education, enrolling more than 11.8 million credit and noncredit students each year. To learn more, visit the AACC website.
What is Lumina Foundation?
Lumina Foundation, an Indianapolis-based private foundation, is committed to enrolling and graduating more students from college. Lumina's goal is to increase the percentage of Americans who hold high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina pursues this goal by identifying and supporting effective practice, through public policy advocacy, and by using its communications and convening power to build public will for change. For more information, visit the Lumina Foundation website.