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ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — A4TD or Associates for Training and Development is a nonprofit corporation that has been in operation for over 36-years. They administer training programs that help individuals obtain or retain employment. If you’re 55 and older and seeking a job, A4DT can help!

Studio 814’s Rebecca Petner sits down with Jessica Houck, Director of Programs, and Linda Lord, a case management participant assistant who is currently in an internship at A4TD in Altoona, Pa.

A4DT is primarily grant-funded. They operate the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), a program of the United States Department of Labor.

Are you eligible for help through A4TD? 

Low income, unemployed mature workers 55-years-old and older who have barriers to employment and need training are eligible for assistance with A4TD.

“I was a merchandiser at a local company and my husband got sick, so I left that job to take care of him and he passed away. I found myself 69-years old, unemployed and I had lost half my income. I didn’t know what kind of marketable skills I had….and I thought I need to reinvent myself. I need to find new goals,” said Lord. That’s when she found a flyer for A4TD and called the number for the local chapter in Altoona: 717-437-3125.

With the help of A4TD, Lord has expanded her office skills tenfold, and can’t wait to see where her new resume takes her!

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If you’re interested in learning more about A4DT, head over to www.a4td.org, email Jessica at jhouck@a4td.org, or call 717-437-3125. You never know what opportunity is awaiting in this next chapter of your life.