Sometimes you just know when it's time to try something different.
For Elvie R., retirement wasn't exactly what she had in mind. She lived a fast-pace life, spent several decades working in financial management as a corporate executive, raised three children and put them all through college. She became accustomed to always having something to do - or - having someplace to go. However, retirement was slow and not as fulfilling as she hoped it would be.
Much to Elvie's sheer surprise, she discovered a program for seniors aged 55 and older, that helps them acquire new and marketable skills. Elvie immediately contacted the representative at JobTrain and enrolled in their Office Skills Program.
Elvie happily abandoned retirement for the opportunity to enhance her skills and become a student again!
According to Elvie, "I cannot convey how much I enjoy life now. I have somewhere to go and I'm learning the exact skills I need to prepare for the next phase of my professional life. At JobTrain, I'm living proof that it's never too late to follow your dreams! I want my 3 kids and 7 grandchildren to be proud of me. I want them to see me in a career that I actually feel good about. For once, I see this happening - and it's all because of JobTrain. It doesn't matter that I am almost 70 years old, because that's when life really just starts getting good."