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Senior Training Program

SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast, Inc. is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to operate the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) focusing on the training and employment needs of the mature worker. Participants in the SER SCSEP come from all walks of life, have diverse work experiences and possess various levels of education. SER partners with local non-profit organizations (host agencies) to provide participants with training opportunities to update their skills. SER SCSEP has been successful in placing individuals in full and part-time jobs that will benefit them economically and socially.
SER offers the following services to the three groups served by SCSEP:
Mature Workers (SCSEP Participant)
Training tailored to skill level and employment needs
Work Experience in a community service assignment
Placement in jobs with flexible schedules and benefits
Community-based Organizations/local and state and government agencies
Opportunity to support and train mature workers
Additional trained staff to help an organization fulfill its mission
Partnerships to benefit the community.
Subsidized training assistance
Workers with proven work ethic and dedication
Mature workers who will mentor younger workers.
Frequently Asked Questions About SCSEP
What is SCSEP?
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide training for low-income job seekers, age 55 and older. The goal of SCSEP is to train individuals for part-time or full-time employment at the completion of the training
Who is eligible for SCSEP?
To be eligible for SCSEP, individuals must be unemployed and meet age, income and residency requirements. Please contact the SCSEP office in your area for more information
Is there a cost for training with SCSEP?
Training is provided at no cost to participants in SCSEP.
Do I get paid while training with SCSEP?
SCSEP participants are paid for training approximately 20 hours per week at the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher.
How long do I train in SCSEP?
The training period varies from individual to individual, and usually lasts several months, not years.
Do you help me find a job?
Yes, SCSEP staff help you develop your resume, identify job leads and prepare for interviews, as well as assist with other job search related activities.