Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Helps Participants Gain Skills And Experience

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Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Helps Participants Gain Skills And Experience

Senior citizens can gain valuable skills and experience and build self-confidence by participating in Goodwill’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

Participants receive paid training that allows them to use their skills and talents to improve their community by training in a wide variety of locations, including offices, hospitals, daycare centers and other community organizations.

Those interested in participating should ask themselves:

  • Are you 55 years of age or older?
  • Are you unemployed?
  • Do you earn a low or no income? (Goodwill will help you determine the income criteria.)
  • Do you wish to work in your community?
  • Do you want to be paid to learn new skills through on-the-job training?

If you answered “yes” to the above questions, you may be eligible for SCSEP.

Recently, SCSEP expanded its operations into 9 states and 20 local Goodwill organizations. Even if the Goodwill in your area is not currently involved with SCSEP, it may still offer services to help you find a job. Contact an employment specialist at the Goodwill near you to find out which of its services may be of benefit to you.


At Goodwill®, we help seniors find work, develop new skills and talents, and build their financial security by taking advantage of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). SCSEP is an on-the-job training and employment program designed to help those aged 55 and older update their jobs skills, build work experience and confidence, and continue to have economic security and well-being. Stop by the Española Public Library for more information and to pick up an application.