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Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides training and employment services to eligible low-income jobseekers age 55 and older who have poor employment prospects. Program participants gain competitive job skills through paid part-time work-based training at non-profit organizations such as day-care centers, senior centers, schools and hospitals, and governmental entities such as city, county, state, and federal agencies. Participants "earn while they learn" new skills and provide valuable community services. SCSEP also assists program participants to find and secure unsubsidized employment with public and private entities. 

Program participants work an average of 20 hours per week, and are paid Federal minimum wage. These community service experiences are intended to serve as a bridge to unsubsidized employment positions.

Eligible Participants: Program participants must be at least 55 and have a family income of no more than 125% over the Federal poverty level. Enrollment priority is given to persons over age 60, veterans, and qualified spouses of veterans. Preference is given to eligible minority, limited English-speaking, and Native American individuals. Preference is also given to eligible individuals who have the greatest economic need.

Income Eligibility for SCSEP 2009

SCSEP Map of Providers (must have Adobe Reader to view)

SCSEP State Four Year Plan (2008)

For more information please contact John Cole, john.cole@oesc.state.ok.us


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