Resources for Job Seekers, Entrepreneurs & Volunteers Age 55+.
Whether you are looking to continue or change careers, start a micro-business or give back to your community through volunteering, we offer free, specialized training programs to help you reach your goals.
Getting started is easy, and you can learn at your own pace and on any device. And once you complete a course, you will receive a certificate that is great to add to your resume or portfolio.
Learning For Mature Adults
Skills At Work is here to support you, whether you are looking to expand or pivot your career, launch a micro enterprise, or make a difference by volunteering in your community.
Our team will work with you to build an experience portfolio and help you present your skills, experience and knowledge to employers in the best possible way. We will work with you to match you to the best available job opportunities.
Our team will work with you to explore your existing skills, capacities and resources, and combine them with our training and coaching supports to help you launch a micro enterprise in areas such as home repairs, house keeping, bookkeeping and more.
Looking to keep busy and give back to the community? We can support you with free online training to help you work in today’s office environments.
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What do I need to get started?
Our goal is to make our training easy and accessible. You just need the following to get started:
You will need a modern device with one of the following web browers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge.
A modest Internet connection such as library or coffee shop wifi should be enough to complete any of our courses.
We’ve lined up some great content and made the process easy – just bring your energy and we will handle the rest.
Not Sure Which Program is Right For You?
Each Skills At Work program has been designed from the ground up to meet the needs of adults age 55+ who need to secure employment, change careers, launch a micro business, or gain the skills needed to contribute in today’s non-profit world.
Learn new skills, stand out from other candidates and find the right job.
Take your talents, skills and resources to start your entrepreneurial journey.
Acquire the skills you need to help contribute in today’s non-profit environment.
How easy are these courses to use?
If you’ve used a web browser, chances are you can use our learning platform. If you’ve ever done any kind of online learning, or even just watched a video on YouTube before, then this will be a piece of cake.
Are there any other requirements?
You also need an email address to be able to create your free account. Currently, our training modules are only available in English.
Is my information secure?
I don’t have a device. Can you help?
Contact us to enquire about our tech library. We have limited devices for loan in London and area. We want to make learning as accessible as possible.
I don’t have the Internet at home and don’t want to work at a library or coffee shop. Can you help?
You may be able to qualify for discounted Internet access. Click here to visit the Government of Canada’s Connecting Families website or click here for Connected For Success (Rogers).
Do you need to empower your employees, entrepreneurs or volunteers age 55+? Are you looking to build an age friendly network of entrepreneurs? Then click below to learn more.
About Valuing Experience
This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.