Created in 1965 the Senior Community Service Employment Program is the nation’s oldest program to help low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work. SCSEP matches eligible older adults with part-time training assignments for non-profit organizations. 

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)


Older adults who meet age and income requirements may be eligible to receive training in current job skills while working at a community service agency.

Participants earn a stipend while training at a community service agency. Participants earn a stipend for working 20-25 hours weekly and the program pays for training. Participants are required to attend quarterly Job Club meetings and receive one-on-one assistance with developing goals, an individual employment plan, resume, interview skills, and contacts with prospective employers. 

SCSEP is funded by the U. S. Department of Labor and focuses on the needs of mature workers, the community, and employers.  SCSEP prepares eligible mature workers for unsubsidized jobs through training at community-based organizations.  The eligible participant will receive a stipend while he or she is in training with the goal of getting unsubsidized employment.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • 55 years or  older
  • Be unemployed & need further training to perform jobs available in the area
  • Meet family income requirements (Not to exceed 125% of Federal Poverty Guidelines)
  • Be a resident of Iredell County
  • Authorized to work in the US
  • Provide acceptable source documents to prove age, income for the last 6 or 12 months (including family size), residency, and employment authorization.

Discover today what SCSEP can offer you:

  • Services tailored to each individual
  • Second career training opportunities
  • Training at community-based organizations
  • Training with flexible schedules
  • Receive a paid stipend while participating

For more information contact Pam Bates, Coordinator, (SCEP)  [email protected] or 704-873-5171