Empowered UCLA Extension Teams Up With Intel to Support Retiring Workers
New program focused on helping retiring employees transition to encore careers with job-centric education and career counseling
Empowered UCLA Extension will collaborate on a groundbreaking new program to help assist Intel Corporation's retiring workers transition to encore careers. Intel will fund the program for its employees, so that Intel workers can take full advantage of the professional education and counseling provided by Empowered UCLA Extension.
Empowered UCLA Extension - a collaboration between UCLA Extension and Empowered Careers - is a nationwide online education program specifically designed for baby boomers seeking to make a career change, get ahead professionally or get back into the workforce.
"This is an extremely insightful and forward thinking move by Intel," said Empowered co-founder and CEO Steve Poizner. "Intel is essentially giving back to their retiring employees and rewarding them for their years of service by fully funding an educational and career counseling program that allows the employee to define the 'second act' in their career." Intel becomes the first corporate member of the Empowered UCLA Extension Program, a one stop credible source for updating employees' skill sets, helping train employees nearing retirement, or entering into a second career.
"Intel strives to be a great place to work and provides unique opportunities for all of its employees," said Amber Wiseley, Intel U.S. Retirement Benefits. "We know our employees have the skills and passion to continue on into an encore career and this program can help them with that transition." Empowered UCLA Extension provides job-centric, twelve-month certificate programs designed for real-world employment needs. The offering is an end-to-end solution that combines UCLA Extension professional education from instructors, who are experts in their fields, with hands-on, personalized career counseling. The program is delivered through a groundbreaking Empowered iPad app, which places the student in a community of instructors, peers and career counselors, all just one tap away.
The Empowered UCLA Extension app is now available to be downloaded for free through Apple's App Store. Enrolled students have full access to all the Empowered UCLA Extension material within the app.
Empowered UCLA Extension's 10 certificate programs are designed for areas of job growth, including Global Sustainability, Health Care Management, Nonprofit Management, IT Management, Patient Advocacy, College Counseling, Project Management, Financial Planning, Human Resources, and Marketing & New Media. Classes are designed to be flexible to enable working adults to complete the program within 12 months. Additional certificate programs will be added next year.