Plus 50 


To promote the continued vitality of the mature workforce through the delivery of a comprehensive system of quality employment, education, and training services that support local and regional economic development initiatives.

Competing in today's job market can be tough, especially for mature workers.  If you have attended college but never finished or have always dreamed of getting a certificate or a degree, now is the time.  The demand for an educated workforce in your community has never been greater.

The Plus 50 Workforce Center was established to promote mentoring, volunteering, ageless learning, and re-careering programs for individuals age 50 and up. Programs and services are geared specifically to the adult learner facing the opportunities and challenges of leaving their current job and choosing a retirement job or second career. Programs and workshops, as well as access to a comprehensive resource area, are customized to meet the needs of the mature job seeker.

Plus 50 logoThe center is located at:

Joliet Junior College
City Center Campus
214 N Ottawa Street
5th Floor
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 280-1500

Retirement Planning Course

Learn how to avoid the ten biggest retirement planning mistakes by attending JJC’s Plus 50 Workforce Center's Retirement Planning Today classes! Whether your objective is to build a nest egg, protect your assets, or preserve your lifestyle throughout retirement, this course helps you plan your future with confidence. A 235-page illustrated textbook is included in the class fee. Attendees may bring a spouse or guest for no charge. Call (815) 280-1500 or email for more information.

Plus 50 Resume Writing & Job Search Workshops

The Plus 50 Workforce Center offers career program and services specifically designed for the adult learner facing the opportunities and challenges of choosing a new career and employment after age 50.  The following Plus 50 career workshops are offered: career assessment; resume writing; interviewing skills; internet job search; networking and career research.  Please select here to view the list of times the workshops are offered.

For more information and to register, please call (815) 280-1500.

Plus 50 Newsletter

For more information about the Plus 50 Workforce Center and to receive our free Plus 50 electronic newsletter, please contact Paige Vanderhyden at or at (815) 280-1313.

Plus 50 Computer Courses

The Plus 50 Workforce Center in partnership with the Grundy County Housing Authority is offering computer classes. The following Plus 50 career workshops are offered FREE to Grundy County residents: Introduction to Computers and Intermediate Computer Learning. Please select here for the flyer.

For more information and to register, please call (815) 942-0566.

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Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938
Phone: (815) 729-9020