“When I applied to this program I felt defeated. The job hunting process has changed so much from the earlier years. Beginning with my very first host site to the last one, the things I learned were invaluable. This program teaches self-worth for the aging population that still wants to work. The staff will listen to your concerns and guide you in the best direction. They provide workshops and interview techniques along with the on-site training to better prepare you to reenter the work force. This program is a confidence builder and teaches you that at 55+ you can step out and succeed. I am now employed full-time thanks to this program. If you have barriers to employment, start here for help in overcoming them and succeed in your job search.” – Jacqueline Lewis
NICOA, through SCSEP, is part of a network of national organizations and state governments that offer a federally assisted job training program focused on the needs of low income older adults. SCSEP is authorized by the Older Americans Act Title V and administered through grants from the U.S. Department of Labor. NICOA, which has been a grantee since 1989, is an agency serving American Indian elders with funds set aside specifically to serve that population. SCSEP fits well within NICOA’s overall mission to advocate for improved comprehensive health, social services, and economic well-being for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.
The goals of SCSEP are to transition participants into unsubsidized employment so that they can achieve economic self-sufficiency, and to promote useful opportunities in community service.
For more information on NICOA SCSEP visit https://nicoa.org/for-elders/economic-well-being/job-training-for-older-adults-scsep/