Duluth Workforce Development

Older Workers

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

Ability, Skill, Work Ethic, Loyal, Dependable - Employers value the talents older workers bring to the workplace and are looking for people like you!

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) helps eligible older workers age 55 or older update skills for employment.  SCSEP is a Dept. of Labor community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. Training serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment and allows interns to earn money while developing skills to compete in the job market. 

Training opportunities include:

  • Internship Training - Part-time, temporary 20 hours/week paid training assignments at non-profit or governmental agencies. Interns develop recent work experience, learn work-based skills, and increase confidence.
  • Classroom Training - Opportunities to improve employment skills such as basic and/or advanced computer training, or gain an industry recognized credential.
  • Job Search Training - Assistance to help you get employment off the program, such as career counseling and navigation, help with applications, resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, and on-line job search.

You may qualify if you are:

  • Age 55 or older,
  • Unemployed,
  • Live in southern St. Louis County, and are
  • Income eligible.

Priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses, and individuals with barriers to employment.

For more information on Older Worker Employment Services available at CareerForce, visit us at 402 West 1st Street in Duluth or call 218-302-8400.

SCSEP is 100% funded with Federal money.

Operated under a USDOL grant and in cooperation with Senior Service America, Inc.  SCSEP is funded by a $16,905,152 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.  This funding provides 90% of the support for SCSEP with SSAI providing 10% match or $1,690,515.  The SCSEP Program is an equal opportunity program.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.