SCSEP Computer Lab Creates Opportunity for Participants

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 4, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Maria Anderson posted in Community Partners, Senior Community Service Employment Program

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s  Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) has remained steadfast in finding innovative ways to provide valuable learning opportunities to its participants. Through a partnership with Five Star Technology Solutions, SCSEP participants are able to attend weekly computer classes in a socially distanced computer lab to help build their digital skills. 

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    SCSEP Participant Uses Innovative Technology to Thrive

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Jo Young posted in Disability, Success Story, Senior Community Service Employment Program

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    In 2015, James Hayes was diagnosed with a vision impairment called low-vision, caused by glaucoma and other deficiencies. At the onset of this diagnosis, James was employed by Indianapolis Public Schools but left due to the disease’s progression.

    As his vision continued to diminish, James learned to adapt to his new circumstance as best he could by working with other not-for-profit organizations that assisted those with vision impairments. One of those agencies referred him to the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) at Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana. 

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    Senior Employment Changes Lives

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 25, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Josh Kupke posted in Success Story, Senior Community Service Employment Program

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    What does a program like the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) mean for its participants? For James Maxey (“Maxey”), it means having less stress about money. 

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    SCSEP Keeps Moving Forward

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 14, 2020 12:01:54 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Employment, Goodwill Guides, Senior Community Service Employment Program

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    Goodwill’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for adults who are age 55 and older. In January 2020, Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana was serving over 250 SCSEP participants who were earning money while learning new skills, mastering job search techniques and building work experience to obtain employment, all with the support of a SCSEP Guide. 

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    Employer Partners Meet Qualified Candidates

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 13, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in Community Partners, Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, TalentSource, Senior Community Service Employment Program, Parents

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    This fall, Goodwill TalentSource® hosted a job fair for Nurse-Family Partnership® participants and their families. TalentSource helps individuals advance their skills through training, coaching and certifications, as well as prepares candidates for placement in fields such as healthcare, manufacturing and IT. Nurse-Family Partnership pairs first-time, low-income mothers with a registered nurse to support a healthy pregnancy and beyond.

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    The Second Act of Life | A SCSEP Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2019 12:15:00 PM / by Rana Mitchell posted in Employment, Disability, Senior Community Service Employment Program

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    It is never too late to pursue a dream. Many seniors are proving this statement to be true by participating in Goodwill’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). SCSEP is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. Goodwill and many other organizations participate in the program to help seniors gain valuable work experience. SCSEP provides opportunities for seniors to take part in paid job training at a variety of host agencies. The job training helps reintroduce Hoosiers age 55 and up into the workforce while opening doors for potential careers.

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    Celebrating Older Workers Week

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Beverly Phillips posted in Employment, TalentSource, Senior Community Service Employment Program, Veteran

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    Older workers are a growing part of the 21st century labor force, and they bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and maturity to the workplace. To celebrate their contributions, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is observing National Employ Older Workers Week from September 24-28, 2018.

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    This Senior Is Determined to Reach her Life-long Education Goal

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2018 8:00:00 PM / by Scott Crabb posted in Employment, Education, Senior Community Service Employment Program, McClelland Scholarship

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    Ella Morris is 63 years old, a mother of four and a grandmother of five. Throughout her life, she has valued education and dreamed of becoming a college graduate. Being a 2017 McClelland Scholar will bring her that much closer to achieving her goal.

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    Retiree Stays Active Through Employment

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Senior Community Service Employment Program

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    Benjamin Westley learned about Goodwill’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in 2013. A serious car accident, caused by a diabetic blackout, left him unable to return to his janitorial duties at the St. Vincent Heart Center.

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    Retired Nurse Pursues a Second Career

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 13, 2017 3:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Senior Community Service Employment Program

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    Paula Buford was a Qualified Medication Aide for 25 years, working primarily in nursing homes. In 2000, she was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a disorder resulting in varying degrees of paralysis. She went from working in a nursing home to living in one for seven months, receiving intense physical and speech therapy.

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