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A Protocol for Serving Older Workers
    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.

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Aging Baby Boomers in a New Workforce Development System
    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 mature worker:

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 models.

An Employers Guide to Older Workers
    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.

How to Help SCSEP Enrollees Find Jobs
    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.

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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.

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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 the SCSEP.

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.

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The Nine "Best Practices" of Highly Effective SCSEP Projects

The Older Americans Act Amendments of 2000:  Legislative Changes to the Senior Community Service Employment Program
    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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Created: October 23, 2006
Updated: April 27, 2007