, these individuals receive paid training through part-time, service-oriented positions in their communities.
program is a work-subsidy program, through which we actually fund a person's OJT (on-the-job training)," said Employment Security Division director Dr.
These challenging economic times require aggressive action and the SCSEP stimulus funding allows NCOA to galvanize our employment program," said Workforce Development Vice President Sandra Nathan.
Under the DOL grant, NCOA will train at least 590 low income older adults (based on an income that is 125% of the federal poverty level) in community service jobs through the SCSEP program.
Program has provided Goodwill the opportunity to help seniors in Cecil and Harford Counties with on the job training and employment," said Lisa Rusyniak, President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.
has helped thousands of people enter the job market each year since its inception as part of the Older Americans Act of 1965.
is the largest federally-funded program specifically targeting older adults seeking employment and training assistance.
, which is administered through area agencies on aging and nine national non-profit organizations in Philadelphia, provides part-time training opportunities for unemployed individuals ages 55 and older who meet income eligibility requirements.
at the Tacoma Goodwill, she received job training, learned about accommodations that could help her perform a variety of duties, and found a position as a receptionist trainee at the Vision Loss Center in the state of Washington.
At the same time, SCSEP
helps older workers gain critical skills that can lead to permanent employment.
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP
) - SCSEP
trains and places disadvantaged older adults - 90% of whom live in poverty - in part-time community service jobs, offering them new skills and a modest income.
is a work-based training program that places mature individuals who are unemployed and living below the poverty line in job skill training and internships that correspond to their interests and skills.