A Protocol for Serving Older Workers
Aging Baby Boomers in a New Workforce Development System
The protocol outlines a set of action steps
that key stakeholders need to embrace to achieve the stated goal of
connecting employers to older workers and older workers to jobs.
The WIA is intended to consolidate federal employment
programs and give states and localities more discretion in designing strategies
that meet local needs. This booklet presents challenges and opportunities that
the WIA presents to the SCSEP.
Assessing Workforce Development
Systems: Benchmarks for Mature and Older Workers
NASUA has developed a tool which
assesses the development of the WIA system in responding to the needs of the
Different Needs, Different Strategies: A Manual for training Low Income Older Workers
Not just any training program works for low-income, older adults. This manual discusses their
unique physical, mental and emotional characteristics and how to address their needs in training.
It also includes four successful program
Guide to Older Workers
How to Help SCSEP Enrollees Find Jobs
Provides examples of successful techniques to get employers to hire older persons and useful tips to help retain older workers by making the work experience both interesting and rewarding.
Achieving a high placement rate is not always a function of project
circumstances. For instance, some projects that have minimal resources have high placement rates.
Presented here are "best practices" that can help you increase unsubsidized placements and
make way for more enrollees.
How to Plan, Prepare, and Practice a
Presentation to Publicize Your Program.
A resource manual for use by SCSEP practitioners
preparing for presentations to Workforce Investment
or One-Stop Career Center boards.
Implications and Opportunities in the WIA for the SCSEP
The WIA is intended to consolidate federal employment programs
and give states and localities more discretion in designing strategies that meet local
needs. This booklet presents challenges and opportunities that the WIA presents to
Job Search in the Age of Internet:
Six Jobseekers in Search of Employers
Article from Occupational Outlook Quarterly, containing information and
resources for older jobseekers.
Mentoring-A Window To The Heart
This guide, prepared by successful practitioners, provides information on developing a mentoring program using older workers.
The Nine "Best Practices" of Highly Effective SCSEP Projects
The Older Americans Act Amendments
of 2000: Legislative Changes to the Senior Community Service
This publication provides an overview of changes
to the Senior Community Service Program, due to the reauthorization of
the Older Americans Act, signed into law on November 13, 2000.
One-Stop Training Curriculum for Older Worker Specialists (in MS Word Format)
One-Stop Centers create an integrated system of workforce
development resources for employers and job seekers. This curriculum will help One-Stop
Centers understand both the needs of mature workers and the value of those workers to the labor market in order to be responsive to this growing
chort of customers.
Placing Senior Community Service Employment Program Enrollees in
Unsubsidized Employment: A Summary of Best Practices
in Successful Programs
This Summary of Best Practices is designed to help SCSEP projects to increase the placement of enrollees in unsubsidized jobs.
Resource Sharing for Workforce Investment Act One Stop Centers:
Methodologies for Paying or Funding Each Partner Program's Fair Share Allocable
One Stop Costs
This final notice is intended to provide
guidance and resource sharing methodologies for the shared costs
of a One-Stop service delivery system.
Supervisors Guide: Managing Older Workers
Answers the question, "Why Focus on Ageing Workers?"
and discusses issues associated with the supervision of older persons.
This publication can be part of your marketing package when discussing older
persons employment with potential employers.
Unique Training Requirements of Low-Income Older Workers
This manual provides a concise review of the
special characteristics and training needs of low-income older participants in the SCSEP.
Using Motivation and Training to Increase Job Placements
Successful SCSEP practitioners have learned how to use motivationl
techniques and locally available training options to maximize enrollees'job prospects.
This manual presents ideas and techniques that have worked!
Using Public Relations to Market Older Workers
This manual is chock full of ideas and materiais which
have proven successful in marketing SCSEP enrollees to the private sector and thereby
increasing unsubsidized placement rates. This manual provides resource material to help
SCSEP managers initiate or enrich their public relations activities.
Using the Workforce Investment Act to Serve Mature and Older Workers
The report focuses on the implementation of the Workforce Investment
Act and the important challenges facing both SCSEP grantees
and Local Workforce Investment Boards in developing strategies
to effectively serve older disadvantaged workers.