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Research on Education and Training for Older Workers

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

In 2014, the Heldrich Center conducted research that explored a range of issues related 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. A project report and brief (both available below) examine the vast array of education and training options at postsecondary institutions, employers, and community-based organizations, and the resources available to help older workers make informed selections. It reviews education and training financing options that may be available to older workers. Emerging trends in education and training that may benefit older workers are also highlighted. Based on the research findings, the Heldrich Center proposed policy recommendations for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of these training and education programs and strategies. 

Unemployment & Reemployment
Research Team: 
Carl E. Van Horn, Ph.D.
Funded By: 
Older Workers