Empowering Older Adults with Digital Skills

At GetSetUp, our Workforce Development Program is designed to empower older adults with the digital skills they need to thrive in today's job market. We focus on breaking down barriers and providing practical, hands-on training that translates into real-world applications.

GetSetUp's Workforce Development Program offers a comprehensive suite of classes designed to equip older adults with the digital skills needed for today's job market.

What we Offer

Classes Tailored for Economic Empowerment

Our curriculum is crafted to meet the unique needs of older learners, ensuring they gain the confidence and skills required to navigate and succeed in the modern economy. Here are some of the classes we offer:

  • From Novice to Tech Savvy: Computer Skills for Beginners: Learn the basics of using a computer, from navigating the operating system to managing files and using essential software.
  • Sharing & Collaborating with Google Tools: Master the use of Google Workspace tools such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Drive for effective collaboration and productivity.
  • Job Search and Resume Building: Get tips and strategies for searching for jobs online, crafting a standout resume, and preparing for interviews.
  • Small Business Basics: Learn the essentials of starting and managing a small business, including planning, marketing, and financial management.

Our efforts to enhance economic opportunities are bolstered by strategic partnerships with organizations like the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) and various Area Agencies on Aging (AAA). These collaborations allow us to extend our reach and impact, tailoring our offerings to the evolving needs of the workforce.

How We Work with Partners:

  • Customized Training Programs: We work closely with partners to develop training programs that meet the specific needs of their constituents.
  • Flexible Learning Platforms: Our classes can be accessed via phone, tablet, or computer, making learning convenient and accessible for all.
  • Continuous Support: After classes, participants receive emails with class notes and valuable links that ensure they have the resources they need to continue learning and growing.
Beverly, Oregon-based SCSEP learner: “I love the classes, the variety, and how interactive they are with direct connection with the instructor. You can participate with your phone or laptop, which is very convenient, and afterward, I get emails with class notes with invaluable links.”

What is the Impact?

Transforming Lives Through Digital Literacy

The true measure of GetSetUp’s impact lies in the success stories of our learners. Our classes not only provide digital skills but also foster a sense of community and belonging, which is crucial, especially in times of isolation. Here are some testimonials from our learners:

Veron, Chicago-based SCESP learner: "Through SCSEP, I can take all these classes for free to cover everything that you can imagine about business. These classes put me in the position to open my business."