Senior Class Part 2: Life Experience Enhances Back to School

Apr 5, 2017

Workers over 50 are increasingly changing jobs or careers for a couple of reasons:  they’re looking for better, higher-paying occupations. Or they’ve lost the pension. Or they’ve been laid off.  Last week KSFR’s Deborah Martinez shared the first part of her series on older adult workers — and programs that provide them training at Santa Fe Community College.  Today she travels to Española and meets a recent graduate of Northern New Mexico College.

 This story was written and produced with the support of a journalism fellowship from New America Media, the Gerontological Society of America and the Commonwealth Fund. See part 1 here.


Ron Weese (in hat) plans to graduate from Northern New Mexico College this December.
Credit Deborah Martinez