Project Description

Older Workers Program

Training for Practitioners

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 30 minutes each (PPT)


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
Entrepreneurial Mindset
Idea Evaluation
Navigating the Labour Market
Paths to Entrepreneurship

Learning Opportunity:

  1. Introduction
  2. Building Confidence
  3. The New World of Work
  4. Building Connections
  5. Creating a Community
  6. Characteristics of Older Entrepreneurs
  7. Evaluate a Business Idea
  8. Understanding the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  9. Needs of Older Entrepreneurs
  10. Expressing Your Inner Entrepreneur

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 – 5: General Topics
  • Modules 5 – 10: Entrepreneurship