Program can help seniors with employability skills

Published 9:12 am Thursday, February 4, 2021

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If you are a mature adult who is 55 or older and seeking employment, this may be the opportunity for you.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is designed to assist older workers with enhancing employability skills and developing new ones to compete in today’s job market.

The SCSEP offers:

• training opportunities in non-profit and government agencies;

• 20 weekly paid hours of employment training;

• opportunities to be placed in clerical, data entry, food service, maintenance, transportation, childcare, and other fields; and

• training income based on the federal minimum wage rate of pay.

Assignments to government or non-profit agencies offer individuals the potential to improve and gain new work experiences. Additional training may be offered to expand knowledge of resume development, improving interview skills, computer technology, and other related workforce activities.

Residents of Davidson or Davie counties may schedule an appointment to determine eligibility by contacting Denise Griffin at (336) 236- 2337 or