Eligibility and Recruitment

To successfully recruit eligible HEP/CAMP students, recruiters focus on key actions: informing, identifying, screening, and selecting. Creating a Recruitment Plan will provide strategic direction and an agreed upon focus for your program’s recruitment activities and goals. Providing good customer service is also critical to your efforts because referrals by former and current HEP/CAMP students serve among your most valuable recruitment tools.

Be strategic and thoughtful about recruiting efforts by establishing a documented recruitment plan. Elements to include in your program’s plan include:

  • the recruitment activities identified in your approved application
  • a defined target population
  • strategies to focus on the state’s agriculture and farming industries
  • an identified geographic area for your recruitment efforts
  • an established timeline
  • identified networks that are already established to tap into, and ways to utilize technology to expand your outreach efforts