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Program offers opportunities for seniors

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a program funded by the Federal Department of Labor and managed by the National Indian Council on Aging. This program is for people of any nationality.

The SCSEP program provides paid job training for unemployed people with limited or no financial resources who are age 55 or older in North Dakota. Employment specialists are available throughout the state to help those interested.

Interested individuals may train close to home at a nonprofit or government agency in their town with training to include paid job training, up to 35 hours per week, at $7.25 an hour; opportunities for at-home computer skill training; personal coach with assistance to find permanent employment by a job developer; and additional income, which does not affect SNAP or housing assistance.

The program is offered to seniors age 55 and up who are looking for training opportunities as a pathway to employment and residents of North Dakota whose current income qualifies.

Enjoy sharing your talents, learning more skills and socializing while getting paid in your community. If you know of anyone who could benefit from this program, please contact SCSEP organizers using the information below.

For more information and a quick pre-enrollment screening, please call 314-5100, or send an email to Sarah at spiersol@nicoa.org or Lynn at lwise@nicoa.org. You may also complete a pre-application at www.nicoa.org by going to the SCSEP section and clicking on “APPLY FOR SERVICES.” There is no cost to you or to the agency you are placed at to train/work. You could be making money and onto a new future in as little as one to two weeks.

NICOA SCSEP is an equal opportunity employer/program. Each year, more than 100,000 participants receive job training.

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