Key Takeaways

  • Seniors are one of our nation's most valuable human resources.

  • Many mature workers have often reconsidered retirement or extended their working careers, making readiness training critical in their success.

  • Get tools to use when facilitating pre-employment readiness trainings with older adults in the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

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 comes from the Project. It is meant as an accompanying guide to the Mature Worker Pre-Employment Training Toolbox and has worksheets for facilitators. These worksheets help older adults to:

  • Identify their interests and skills
  • Consider how to target their experience with the needs of employers
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Assess whether they are a good fit for the company culture