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The National Older Worker Career Center – Celebrates 15 Years of Service... and Counting
As the largest generation in U.S. history begins its movement into ‘retirement’, employers in both the public and private sectors are beginning to confront a new challenge – the ‘loss of experience.’
Since 1997, the National Older Worker Career Center (www.NOWCC.org)
From its creation, NOWCC has been committed to promoting the value of the skills, experience, and knowledge of the older worker. Launched with the help of AARP in September, 1997, NOWCC began operations with a mission that focused on the promotion of an age-diverse workforce through the expansion of employment opportunities for experienced workers. Over the past 15 years, experienced workers participating in the SEE Program at EPA have assisted the agency through myriad activities, from the cleanup of the Great Lakes to surveys of pesticide use, from database management to internal and external communications. Since 2005, the experienced workers recruited, placed and supported by NOWCC in the ACES Program have become a critical resource for NRCS in delivering technical and scientific assistance to ranchers and farmers at the local level through the state conservation districts.
With an eye toward the future and a projected shortage of skilled workers, NOWCC is developing new capabilities to provide non-traditional, flexible options that enable work-ready, dedicated experienced workers to be part of the solution for today’s and tomorrow’s workforce challenges.