Skills Training Available for Senior Citizens

posted Feb 1, 2013, 12:11 PM by Latia Murray

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) currently has openings for skills training participants in Beckham, Custer, Jackson and Kiowa counties.

The goal of the SCSEP is to provide unemployed older persons, who want to work and have limited income, the opportunity to gain experience and to develop or upgrade their skills.  

“Sometimes not having current work experience or the appropriate skills can keep older workers from being successfully employed,” said Evelyne Hulin, SCSEP Case Manager for South Western Oklahoma Development Authority.

Skills training participants train 20 hours per week in a community service organization or non-profit organization within the community. While completing the six-month training, participants are paid minimum wage and are required to actively search for employment.  This is a training program NOT a job.

The SCSEP is an equal opportunity program funded by a grant from the Department of Labor through the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

For more information about the program, contact Evelyne Hulin at 580-562-4882 ext. 182, 1-800-627-4882 or email evelyne@swoda.org.