Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC)
Employment Support for Older Workers
Watonwan County - Minnesota Valley Action Council
705 2nd Ave S, St. James, MN, 56081
Distance: 1437 Miles
Helps people who are older learn work skills, participate in job training and get a job
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) helps people get on-the-job training and work experience through paid employment.
- Community Action Partnership
- Older adults
Must be 55 years or older, income eligible and unemployed
Serves Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Martin, Nicollet, and Watonwan counties
- Blue Earth County - Minnesota Valley Action Council 706 N Victory Dr, Mankato, MN, 56001
- Brown County - Minnesota Valley Action Council 1618 S Broadway St, Ste 203, New Ulm, MN, 56073
- Faribault County - Minnesota Valley Action Council 301 N Main St, Ste 2, Blue Earth, MN, 56013
- Martin County - CareerForce Center - Minnesota Valley Action Council 400 S State St, Ste 180, Fairmont, MN, 56031
- Nicollet County - Minnesota Valley Action Council 600 S 5th St, St. Peter, MN, 56082
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ND-6500.8000Senior Community Service Employment Programs Definition
Programs funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act (OAA) and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor whose purpose is to develop workforce skills in unemployed, low-income older adults age 55 and older with poor employment prospects. Program participants are assigned to paid community service placements with a non-profit organization or governmental entity for purposes of training and acquisition or improvement of skills that may lead to unsubsidized employment or a job that is not subsidized by the program. In collaboration with the participant, the program must develop an Individual Employment Plan, which outlines steps for achieving goals as determined through personal interviews and assessment instruments. Participants may be offered supportive services such as transportation, counseling, work equipment and other items to assist them in participating in the SCSEP and preparing them for a permanent job.
YL-3500.6400Older Workers Definition
Individuals between the ages of 40 and 65 years and older depending on the definition used by a particular program. Different organizations use a broad spectrum of ages to determine when they consider an employee an "older worker". For example, The U.S. Department of Labor considers an older worker to be someone age 55 years or older, whereas the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 provides protection for anyone in the workplace older than age 40.