The goal of the week is to allow our member Organizations to make students aware of the rich variety of jobs in the field of aging services. Specifically, we are asking members to invite students to their organizations for different events -- or, reach out to local schools and ask to talk to students about our field. Last year, LeadingAge KS held a successful Careers in Aging Day, and we are delighted to use many of their resources, with permission.
During the week of March 3, Careers in Aging Week, we will be interviewing team members from a wide variety of careers, e.g., culinary, communications, information technology, clinical care, etc. and posting them on the GSA YouTube channel.
PROMOTE #CAREERSINAGING19 ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Whether you’re using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram -- or all of the above -- engage your online communities in discussions on careers in aging services.
Be sure to follow us on social media at @LeadingAge and use the hashtag #CareersInAging19 in your posts. Feel free to use our sample posts below and explore our infocards.
- This week we are spreading awareness of all the incredible career opportunities in the aging services field. Share with us your role in aging services. #CareersInAging19 [include celebrate infocard]
- You can become one of the real faces of #CareersInAging19 by posting your selfie! Reply to the Facebook and Twitter @geronsociety contest post with a photo of yourself in your office, classroom, clinic, business, or lab during CIAW (March 3–9, 2019) using #careersinaging19 and describing your career in aging. [include selfie infocard]
- If you could share with a young person why they should pursue a career in aging services, what would you say? #CareersInAging19 [include why infocard]
Sample Activities (Courtesy of LeadingAge KS)
- - invite students to your organization to shadow your employees. Focus on Nursing, administration, accounting, dietary, IT, etc.
- - invite students to your organization to learn about your organization and have departments set up booths or tables to provide information on what they do. Include prizes, games, etc.
- - highlight the great things about working with older people
- - bring information and people from your organization that are most passionate about their jobs
- about working in the field. Highlight your organization and your great team
- - dedicate your social media posts to Careers in Aging Services. Post highlights of different jobs and people within your organization
- Get more information about what to do this week by watching this video here!
- Click here for the 45-minute recording of the February 20 call featuring Susan Hildebrandt with LeadingAge national and Dana Weaver with LeadingAge KS discussing how your involvement fits with our national workforce strategy, how to participate and resources that are available.
Outreach to Schools (courtesy of LeadingAge KS)
- - sample wording
- - sample wording
- LeadingAge national sample Powerpoint for high school students
- LeadingAge national factsheet on the workforce crisis