SCSEPSenior Community Service Employment Program (American Association of Retired Persons)
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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.
The SCSEP briefing will explore factors driving the conversation for employing older workers, such as an increase in life expectancy and workers prolonging retirement.
Research Associate, Urban Institute, who authored the white paper The Role of SCSEP in Workforce Training for Low-Income Older Workers; Sharron Holquin, a former SCSEP participant who will share how she turned her work-based training into a full-time job; and Joseph McCarley, Project Director, TERRIFIC, Inc.
The NAPCA organization's Web site provides information and links to associated community-based programs, such as the SCSEP and the Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program.
Department of Labor's SCSEP and the SEE Program to provide meaningful community-based work for older African American adults.
The SCSEP is an employment and training program targeted specifically to low-income older individuals who want to enter or re-enter the workforce.
SCSEP has helped thousands of people enter the job market each year since its inception as part of the Older Americans Act of 1965.
SCSEP plays a significant role in helping older, unemployed adults that frequently become invisible as job candidates even though they have skills that can help employers, said Joseph Carbone, President & CEO of The WorkPlace.
SCSEP fosters economic self-sufficiency for older, low-income adults by providing tangible job skills training through community service assignments at non-profit and public facilities.
The SCSEP fosters economic self-sufficiency, provides career skills training, and promotes useful part-time employment through community service assignments for unemployed, low-income individuals aged 55 years or older who have poor employment prospects.
SCSEP national, state and territorial grantees spend more than 35 million hours per year working in community service assignments at public agencies and non-profit organizations while simultaneously developing crucial job skills that foster self-sufficiency.