Key Takeaways

  • Older adults are some of the nation's most valuable human resources.

  • This Facilitator Guide offers tips to help older workers seek employment through training on job searches, interviews, and workplace culture.

  • Work through each module of the Mature Worker Pre-Employment Training Toolbox course, which can be used in a group or individual setting.

The Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board established the nation's first Mature Worker Council in 2002.

Several years later, the Council launched a Mature Worker Pilot Project to address the workforce needs of older adults seeking employment. This guide showcases the curricula developed under that project.

This facilitator's guide teaches professionals how to facilitate pre-employment sessions with older adults who are seeking employment. Get tips on helping older adults with:

  • Identifying transferable skills
  • Using technology in the workforce
  • Job searches
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Adapting to workplace culture
  • Seeking alternative employment