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New Older Worker Community of Practice Resource Hub

The Employment and Training Administration’s Workforce GPS System is designed to help the National Office connect grantees and sub-recipients to technical assistance, resources and training materials that improve program design, service delivery, and employment outcomes for SCSEP participants.

Posted On: May 23, 2019 11:35 AM
Posted By: Lucinda Shannon

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Prep Talk: Two-Year State Plan Modification

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? 

Posted On: Feb 09, 2018 3:53 PM
Posted By: Christine Shelton

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Larry Clegg - From Homeless to Head Chef

Since 1963, communities across the nation began to acknowledge the contributions of older workers by using the month of May to celebrate Older Americans Month (OAM). The annual observance offers the opportunity to celebrate our nation’s older workers. This year’s theme, ‘Blaze a Trail', emphasizes the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, in order to blaze a trail of positive impact on the lives of people of all ages.

Posted On: May 03, 2016 12:34 PM
Posted By: Ted Romero

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Digesting SCSEP's Alphabet Soup

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.

Posted On: Apr 11, 2018 1:47 PM
Posted By: Christine Shelton

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Curtis Parker - Finding A New Career at 70

Since 1963, communities across the nation began to acknowledge the contributions of older workers by using the month of May to celebrate Older Americans Month (OAM). The annual observance offers the opportunity to celebrate our nation’s older workers. This year’s theme, ‘Blaze a Trail', emphasizes the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, in order to blaze a trail of positive impact on the lives of people of all ages.

Posted On: May 10, 2016 2:43 PM
Posted By: Ted Romero

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What's Trending about Older Workers?

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?

Posted On: Apr 23, 2018 12:10 PM
Posted By: Christine Shelton

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The Multi-Generational Workforce: Older Workers vs. Millennial Workers

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?

Posted On: Mar 02, 2018 4:22 PM
Posted By: Christine Shelton

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Let the games begin - Negotiating the Infrastructure Funding Agreement

Most of us have bought houses, cars, and other things that require some type of negotiating.  One thing for sure - no one likes to do it, it can be uncomfortable, and most of all, it could lead to an outcome you did not expect.  On another note, when you are at the table with more than two people, most likely alliances will form.  So, how does one prepare and navigate through the negotiating process with confidence and ease?

Posted On: Dec 04, 2017 1:08 PM
Posted By: Christine Shelton

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Volunteer Organizations

Compilation of resource of organizations that may be good homes for those who wish to continue with volunteer service.

Posted On: Jan 23, 2017 10:23 PM
Posted By: Angela Dayton

Older Americans Month 2017
SCSEP Success Story - Emma Harris

Older Americans Month is an annual event that is held every May, with the purpose of celebrating older Americans and recognizing the essential role they play in our communities and our nation (click here to read more about the 2017 celebration). 

Posted On: May 23, 2019 9:45 AM
Posted By: Lucinda Shannon

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The Infrastructure Funding Agreement - Do you know how to play in the sandbox?

In this age of partnership, collaborating and moving away from silos are requirements in the world of workforce development.  Are you currently exercising the skills of compromise and collaboration?  Do you share your ideas and take risks?  Are you an advocate for breaking down silos to promote more effective service delivery?  

Posted On: Nov 27, 2017 12:18 PM
Posted By: Christine Shelton

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SCSEP Thank You Letter - Russell Park

May is Older Americans Month, which gives us the opportunity to celebrate what getting older looks like today. The following letter was sent to Easter Seals by one of their SCSEP participants, who has given his approval for us to share it. It is another example of how SCSEP continues to make a difference in the lives of older workers. 

Posted On: Jul 19, 2017 3:05 PM
Posted By: Simi Cajina

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How to Use Case Management to Help People

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.  

Posted On: Oct 22, 2018 3:18 PM
Posted By: Lucinda Shannon

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May is Older Americans Month

In 1963, there were roughly 17 million Americans who had reached their 65th birthday and about a third of them were living in poverty. Concerns about the welfare of older Americans were growing but there were few social programs available to support them. 

Posted On: Jul 25, 2017 12:23 PM
Posted By: Ted Romero

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SCSEP Recertification: It’s the most eligible time of the year!

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. 

Posted On: Feb 05, 2018 11:17 AM
Posted By: Christine Shelton

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SCSEP: What's in Your Toolbox?

"SCSEP: What's in Your Toolbox?" highlights ETA’s electronic tools - specifically O*NET and CareerOneStop.org.

Posted On: Jan 23, 2017 10:05 PM
Posted By: Angela Dayton

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SCSEP Performance Management Reports

Throwing Out the Old...Bringing in the New 

Posted On: Apr 17, 2019 8:14 AM
Posted By: Lucinda Shannon

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Cape Cod Celebrates NEOWW with Age Forward Employer Awards

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

Posted On: Sep 28, 2018 4:28 PM
Posted By: Lucinda Shannon

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Statesville, Mayor proclaims NEOWW and supports local SCSEP program

Iredell County celebrates NEOWW and hopes to break down stereotypes. 

Posted On: Oct 02, 2018 2:02 PM
Posted By: Lucinda Shannon

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Get Ready for Older Americans Month

Communities that support and recognize the contributions of older adults are stronger! Senior Community Service Employment Program’s national office encourages you to join the Administration for Community Living and your local aging partners in celebrating Older Americans Month – this May and throughout the year.

Posted On: Apr 22, 2019 12:25 PM
Posted By: Lucinda Shannon

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The Idaho Commission on Aging Celebrates NEOWW

"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)

Posted On: Oct 03, 2018 2:30 PM
Posted By: Lucinda Shannon

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Implementing Individual Durational Limits: Part One

This is the first in a series of blogs providing grantees with tools for managing individual durational limits (IDL) and preparing participants to transition out of SCSEP once they reach their IDL. This blog provides a brief overview of SCSEP’s IDL policies and implementation strategies.

Posted On: Jun 18, 2019 1:05 PM
Posted By: Lucinda Shannon

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National Employ Older Workers Week (NEOWW) Posters are here!!!

National Employ Older Workers Week (NEOWW) is September 22nd to September 28th and we have amazing posters this year to help promote and celebrate NEOWW.

Posted On: Sep 16, 2019 2:39 PM
Posted By: Wesley Peterson

Posted On: Sep 20, 2019 5:06 PM
Posted By: Wesley Peterson

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How to Identify Age Smart Employers

Employers across the nation are recognizing the value of Older Workers and are making moves. These employers are being known as Age Smart Employers.

Posted On: Sep 27, 2019 11:41 AM
Posted By: Jennifer Wright

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How was your National Employ Older Workers Week (NEOWW)?

NEOWW was amazing! How did you celebrate?

Posted On: Oct 17, 2019 3:59 PM
Posted By: Jennifer Wright

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Rethinking Recruitment: Partnerships and Strategies

The success of a YouthBuild program is evident when the program achieves strong program outcomes for participants by helping them to attain educational and vocational credentials, as well as an education and/or employment placement that is a on a career pathway towards a sustaining wage and upward mobility.

Posted On: Feb 26, 2019 8:14 AM
Posted By: Margaret Lamb