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  • Veterans Day Flag
    Posted 11/9/2018 8:03 PM by Lucinda Shannon

    With Respect Honor and Gratitude

  • WorkforceGPS Blog Icon
    Posted 10/22/2018 6:43 PM by Lucinda Shannon
    Case management provides structure and guidance to help reach both the case manager’s and the participant’s goals.

    To be an effective case manager you must employ a wide range of skills and tools, all of which must be supported by administrative practices and policies. Grantees rely on effective case managers to provide assistance with advocacy, communication, education, identification of service resources.  
  • Area 3 Senior Services Agency Logo
    Posted 10/3/2018 1:41 PM by Lucinda Shannon
    "My self-worth, my own personal feeling that I actually matter and that I am doing something important, means all the difference in the world." (SCSEP Participant Mary Anne Knutson)
  • Statesville, NC Mayor proclaims NEOWW and supports local SCSEP program
    Posted 10/2/2018 5:55 PM by Lucinda Shannon
    Iredell County celebrates NEOWW and hopes to break down stereotypes. 
  • Dick Fairbanks of Orleans Auto Supply with presenter Jan Hively
    Posted 9/28/2018 7:18 PM by Lucinda Shannon

    Great publicity and inter-agency collaboration in Massachusetts during NEOWW!

  • WorkforceGPS Blog Icon
    Posted 4/23/2018 3:58 PM by Christine Shelton
    Although National Employ Older Workers Week was celebrated last year, we continue to encourage hiring older workers because it’s still a hot and trending topic among the workforce. So what’s trending about older workers?
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    Posted 4/11/2018 5:23 PM by Christine Shelton

    Alphabet soup is a metaphor for an abundance of abbreviations or acronyms.  In our day to day work world, we usually spout off acronyms as if everyone is familiar or clearly knows what we are talking or writing about. But in reality, it’s often a meaningless bunch of letters which may result in that typical question or look that says, “What does that mean?”

    We certainly have been on both sides of the conversation and either way - it can be frustrating.
  • WorkforceGPS Blog Icon
    Posted 3/2/2018 9:14 PM by Christine Shelton

    There is much discussion and debate about who is the better worker - a 60-year-old or a 24-year-old.  With multiple generations sharing the workplace, employers must make the shift to create a harmonious, productive and respectful environment.  The millennial workers and older workers both bring value to the workforce.  So let’s ask ourselves - how does each generation learn how to work in an environment with two different schools of thought?

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    Posted 2/9/2018 8:50 PM by Christine Shelton

    Didn’t you just complete and submit our Four-Year SCSEP State Plan?   Where has the time gone?  Now you have to prepare to submit a Two-Year State Plan Modification.


    Hmmm, I wonder – do I have to submit a modification?  Why would I have to submit one?   Is there a requirement that I have to do a Two-Year State Plan Modification? 

  • WorkforceGPS Blog Icon
    Posted 2/5/2018 4:00 PM by Christine Shelton
    As with any ETA program, there are laws and regulatory requirements that can't be ignored and SCSEP recertification is one of those. The goal of recertification is to verify the family’s income and the participant’s unemployment status. Let's get prepared for SCSEP recertification and review some of the nuts and bolts of a productive process.