Monday, October 28, 2024

4:30-5:30 p.m

F. Embracing Students as Future Leaders in Aging Services

It is no secret that the field of aging services needs new methods for recruiting and retaining employees. Otherwise, we’ll never find the 20 million caregiving professionals our organizations will need by 2040. This session will suggest a way forward: recruiting talent directly from colleges and universities that have aging services and gerontology programs. A professor and two students from Metropolitan State University of Denver will show you how to stay ahead of the recruitment curve by creating entry-level job opportunities, volunteer experiences, intergenerational learning moments, and internships that attract college grads to our growing field. Take home actionable strategies for collaborating with educational institutions to resolve our workforce crisis.

  • Amy Dore, CLC Board Chairperson, Christian Living Communities
  • Jessica Flores-Faisal, Student, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Jackie Schwartz, Student, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Nikia Tucker, Student, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Kris Geerken, Adjunct Instructor, Metropolitan State University of Denver