Workforce Development

workforce development
The Senior Living profession is on a trajectory for significant job growth, and California’s projections exceed all other states. By 2025, a workforce of 136,000 strong will be needed to serve older adults and their families in the state. On the following pages, you’ll find tools and resources to help Assisted Living, Memory Care, and CCRC members develop and sustain a workforce ready to meet these needs.

Partnering with Schools

  • Access to a statewide list of programs, career centers and vocational schools with programs relevant to senior living, enabling you to target those in your region
  • Talking points for building partnerships with local universities, community colleges, and vocational schools
  • Tools for exploring and initiating an internship program at your community, including a sample application and legal checklist


Entering the Profession

  • Creative recruitment strategies, as well as roadmaps for exploring best-fit opportunities from an individual’s educational background or interest
  • Online courses to further develop your current employees


Advancing Your Skills

  • Tools to hone your professional skills or support development of your key staff
  • Resources from other organizations, including the Senior Living Certification Commission and the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology


Students and Graduates

  • Tools and resources to help you explore career opportunities best suited to your skills
  • Scholarship application to attend the CALA Conference and meet face-to-face with prospective employers
  • Video library of senior living professionals from a variety of backgrounds


Explore Employers

  • Lists of senior living employers in nine regions throughout the state, with links to their career webpages
  • Roadmaps for exploring opportunities from an individual’s skillset or educational background