The SCSEP is a federally funded program through the US Department of Labor, authorized by Congress through Title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965. Administered through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services-Aging Services, SCSEP provides subsidized, service based paid training for low income individuals aged 55 and older who are unemployed and have poor employment prospects. The counties with slots for participants are: Blaine, Cimarron, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Harper, Kay, Kingfisher, Major, Noble, Texas, Woods, and Woodward. Through placement in their own community, SCSEP participants are able to provide valuable contributions to the community as they earn-as-they-learn a new skill or trade, earning the Federal minimum wage (currently 7.25/hour) an average of 20 hours weekly. SCSEP does not offer permanent employment, but trains and aids participants in securing permanent employment through its community service training program.
Older workers are a valuable resource for the 21st century workforce, and the SCSEP is committed to providing high quality job training and employment assistance to participants. There is an extensive network of host agencies in nearly every county in the United States. In our area, host agencies include: RSVP, senior centers, city/town offices and libraries, senior nutritional programs, historical museums, non-profit thrift stores, YWCA, sheltered workshops, Salvation Army, Workforce Oklahoma centers, United Way, the VFW, Indian Tribal offices, Opportunities, and a homeless day center.
SCSEP Title V Coordinator
2901 N Van Buren Street, Enid, OK 73703
Phone (580) 823-7587 Fax (580) 297-5241