Administered by MERS Goodwill in 14 Southern Illinois counties, SCSEP
places participants with not-for-profit partner agencies for 20 hours per week to learn work skills, gain experience, and SCSEP
pays them while they are in training.
Even with the numbers screaming for help, SCSEP
's budget was cut from $2 million to $1 million in June last year.
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.
Research literature, training programs, training materials, & community service programs (Maturity Works, SCSEP
, & SEE)
James recruits his SCSEP
workers from clinics and several agencies for aging, then trains them himself.
positions include training in areas such as clerical, food service, receptionist, office assistance, custodial and maintenance, and more.
The organization is community focused, as represented by their participation in the SCSEP
, which is a nationally funded program under Title V of the Older Americans Act.