New Program Created to Help Older Works Brush Up on Job Skills

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Older workers can brush up on their job skills in this competitive market.

The Workforce Commission has a program you can sign up for called "Experience Works."

It's for those 55 and older who are on a limited income.

Workers are taught things like computers and software to make them more attractive to employers.

"I hope that they learn some job skills, so that they can go out and get a permanent employment. They start out with minimum wage at us, and hopefully if we can get them employed, it will be at a greater amount of money," Training Coordinator Pat Smith, said.

It's not just for employees returning to the Workforce, the program is also for those who have never worked.

The best part, the service is free of charge.

Just call the Workforce Commission for more information.