Madison College: Getting back into the job market

Madison College’s Center for Adult Learning is offering a new weekly support group called “Wiser Older Workers” or WOW.

It’s designed for folks 55 and older who are looking to get back into the job market—and it’s free and no registration is required.

The group sessions run from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays at our Commercial Avenue campus.

Here’s a rundown of tomorrow’s session and the following week:

When: Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Center for Adult Learning, 2125 Commercial Avenue, Room 108B (across from Oscar Mayer)


Dennis Winters, Chief of the Office of Economic Advisors at Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, will talk about the job market, as well as trends and opportunities for those who are under-employed or unemployed. Dennis has compiled the latest job data and will share this information at the support group meeting.

Julie Enloe, Job Partnership Coordinator for the Dane County Job Center, will speak about new job opportunities and work programs available to get back into the workforce.


Nino Amato is the President and CEO of the Coalition for Wisconsin Aging Groups in Madison. He works nationally on legislation to protect the rights of aging workers.

Jennifer Alexander, President of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, will speak about job transitioning. Jennifer previously served as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development during the Doyle administration.