ERIC Number: ED287521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Project RESOURCES: Retired Employees Skills Outreach Using Retirees in Continuing Employment Situations. A Manual.
Yoseloff, Darlene; And Others
Project RESOURCES (Retired Employees Skills Outreach Using Retirees in Continuing Employment Situations) was developed at Middlesex County College (MCC) to meet the employment needs of the over 55 age population. Designed to assist others in implementing similar programs, this manual provides an overview of the project, including information on staffing, activities, and outcomes. First, introductory material looks at the rationale for the project, its objectives, and the characteristics of RESOURCES participants. The next section focuses on staffing needs, outlining the responsibilities of the Project Coordinator and project assistants. Next, the activities and methods of the project are described, including information on how to organize and operate such program components as: (1) a job fair, designed to link retirees with prospective employers; (2) discussion groups, which seek to provide information about the project and instill self-confidence and a sense of belonging to a group; (3) information dissemination to retirees and employers; (4) workshops on resume preparation, interviews, and job applications; (5) program publicity; (6) field work with community members; (7) the Project RESOURCES newsletter; (8) direct presentations to both employers and retirees; (9) the Job Bank, which matches retirees to appropriate employment opportunities; (10) the Advisory Council; and (11) close and ongoing contacts with participants. The final sections discuss the relationship between Project RESOURCES and MCC's Divison of Community Education, and offer additional recommendations. Forms, data sheets and other materials related to various project activities are provided throughout the manual. (EJV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Middlesex County Coll., Edison, NJ. Div. of Community Education.