Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
Looking for job training opportunities as a senior citizen?
Come join us every Monday at the American Job Center (AJCC) for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). Authorized by the Older Americans Act, SCSEP is a community service and work-based job training program designed for low-income, unemployed seniors who are at least 55 years old.
SCSEP participants gain work experience through various community service activities, such as working at non-profit organizations, hospitals, schools, day-care centers, and senior centers. By participating in SCSEP, seniors receive over 40 million community service hours, which help non-profit and public agencies to enhance and provide needed services to the community.
The program provides a training ground for seniors who are seeking employment opportunities and serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment. Participants are paid the highest of federal, state, or local minimum wage and work an average of 20 hours a weekThe Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP) is administered by The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, which awards grants to 15 non-profit organizations around the U.S., the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging which subcontracts to Self-Help for the Elderly.
Enrollment priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses, followed by individuals who are over 65, have a disability, low literacy skills or limited English proficiency, reside in a rural area, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have low employment prospects, or have failed to find employment after using services through the American Job Center system.
For more details, please contact Aiden Cheng, Project Assistant, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call AJCC Front Desk at 925-671-4500. Or visit AJCC Concord, Application forms to apply are also found at the AJCC Resource Area.