The Community Service Employment Project for the Elderly (SCSEP) is a free job training program designed to help eligible individuals aged 55 and over gain the skills they need to find employment within one or two years. Specialists provide job training, counseling, and vocational guidance, with a focus on people with disabilities, older adults, and the elderly. The program has a duration limit of 48 months. Your local career center can provide assistance in developing the work techniques and experience needed to succeed in a work environment. In some cases, a center may assign a person a part-time position with a local nonprofit organization or community agency due to their experience and limited income. The IWTP Small Business Employee Training Program (SBET) is designed to benefit businesses and industry by helping to develop the skills of current employees through individual, standardized (ready-to-use) training.
Avoyelles 320 Cottage Street, Marksville, LA 71351 (31 240-8820) provides assistance programs, career guidance, and information about employment programs in Louisiana. The program was created to ensure that social assistance recipients regain stability and sustainable full-time employment. Participants engage in a variety of community service activities in public and non-profit facilities such as day care centers, centers for the elderly, schools, libraries, museums, and hospitals. An occupation that qualifies as an apprentice is learned through a structured program of supervised on-the-job training; it is clearly identified and commonly accepted throughout the industry; it requires a minimum of 2000 hours of work experience to learn; it requires related supplementary instruction; and it involves the development of manual, mechanical, and technical skills broad enough to be applicable to similar occupations in the industry. Available programs include Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), the Randolph-Sheppard Program, the Part B Independent Living Program, and the Independent Living Program for the Elderly and Blind. The Office of Elderly Affairs administers this program in the southeastern part of Louisiana through two grantees: the Baton Rouge Capital Area Agency on Aging and the Metairie Jefferson Council on Aging. Financial assistance programs are available to help those who have lost their jobs. The goal of this program is to increase the number of people who will receive the benefits of unsubsidized employment in both the public and private sectors. The purpose of SCSEP is to promote individual economic self-sufficiency and provide useful opportunities in the community for service activities (which will include employment in community service).