Enhanced Services for Older Workers
Enhanced Services for Older Workers

In partnership with the Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre

One-on-One Meeting with Notes Taken | NSCDA

Learn to better support a growing segment of our labour market -the over 55, seasoned or experienced job seeker

Entrepreneurial skillsets, evaluating ideas, programs and services, navigating as an older adult and paths to entrepreneurship

10 Modules x Approx. 30 Minutes Each (PowerPoint)



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Course Description:

Learn to better support a growing segment of our labour market – the over 55, seasoned or experienced job seeker.

Over the past number of years, the NSCDA has continued to focus on its members’ capacity to support older adults aged 55+. The impetus for this, of course, is the well-known demographic shift occurring in Nova Scotia (and elsewhere). The increased number of older adults – combined with their tendency to remain part of the labour force longer than ever before – means NSCDA members can expect to work with more of them in the years ahead.

Skills to be Developed:

  • Building confidence
  • Networking
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Idea evaluation
  • Navigating the labour market
  • Paths to entrepreneurship

Learning Opportunity:

Topics to be covered:

  1. Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for an Aging Population
  2. Working in the 21st century​
  3. Social media: getting jobs and branding yourself using LinkedIn​
  4. Generational differences in the modern workplace​
  5. Clarifying expectations and values​
  6. Developing and using a Skills Inventory
  7. Goal detting and decision-making​
  8. Finding your fit through effective networking
  9. Building confidence​
  10. The value of storytelling​
  11. Qualities, characteristics, and traits of older entrepreneurs
  12. Special interests, needs, and motivations of older entrepreneurs
  13. Expressing your inner entrepreneur as an older adult
  14. Nova Scotia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem – supports and resources
  15. Helping clients evaluate their entrepreneurial ideas

Course Structure:

NSCDA has developed a suite of online PowerPoint training modules aimed at helping its members better understand this demographic cohort. To this end, the Association has identified more than 40 unique topics ranging from “the job loss cycle” to “personal marketing strategies”. A number of these topics are covered over the course of the 10 units.

  • Modules 1 to 10: General Topics
  • Modules 11 to 15: Entrepreneurship