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THE TRAINING SYSTEMS DESIGN, AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH UTILIZING KNOWLEDGE OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, NEW INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY, AND SYSTEMS DESIGN, HAS BEEN APPLIED TO DEVELOP A MODEL FOR RE-EDUCATING AND TRAINING THE AGING UNEMPLOYED. RESEARCH INTO EXISTING MDTA DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS BY THE COOPERATIVE EFFORTS OF MCGRAW-HILL AND THE DIVISION OF TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION OF THE UNITED STATES OFFICE OF EDUCATION REVEALED LOW EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT, SCARCITY OF LOCAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES, AND EXTREMELY LOW MOTIVATION AMONG THE UNEMPLOYED. A SYSTEMS MODEL WAS PRESENTED FOR TRAINING PROGRAMS--(1) DIAGNOSTIC SURVEY--AN ORIENTATION PHASE INVOLVING RECRUITMENT, TESTING AND REFERRAL, PREVOCATIONAL TRAINING, AND INPROGRAM COUNSELING, (2) JOB TRAINING--TRAINEE EVALUATION AND COUNSELING, REMEDIAL AND SPECIFIC VOCATIONAL TRAINING, AND EARLY JOB ASSIGNMENT, AND (3) PLACEMENT AND FOLLOW UP, CONTINUED FOR A ONE-YEAR PERIOD AND INCLUDING ADDITIONAL COUNSELING AND REFERRAL TO OTHER ADULT CLASSES OR JOB TRAINING. THE SYSTEM MIGHT INCLUDE FOUR SUBSYSTEMS--BASIC EDUCATION AND JOB TRAINING, COUNSELING, STAFF TRAINING, AND SUPPORTING SERVICES. (A FLOW DIAGRAM IS INCLUDED.) THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MANPOWER TRAINING AND THE OLDER WORKER, WASHINGTON, JANUARY 17-19, 1966. (PT)