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Co-Lin to celebrate National Employ Older Workers Week
WESSON- As part of National Employ Older Workers Week, Copiah-Lincoln Community College recognizes the value of older workers to local employers and public officials. The week of Sept. 24-30 marks a time of celebration for the experience and wisdom older workers offer institutions like Co-Lin.
Co-Lin receives grants from Southwest Mississippi Planning and Development District and Senior Service America, Inc., to administer the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), funded through the U.S. Department of Labor and authorized under Title V of the Older American Act of 1965. SCSEP offers low-income people ages 55 and older paid community service and training opportunities as an entry into productive work. The SCSEP Program is intended to benefit eligible enrollees and the community in which the program is located.
Co-Lin’s SCSEP serves 13 counties in Southwest MS, employing over 60 participants with part-time training opportunities. These participants provide needed community services in non-profit and government agencies such as schools, hospitals, libraries, nursing homes, nutrition sites, and thrift stores for 20 hours weekly at minimum wage. The goal is to provide an opportunity for participants to utilize or enhance their present skills and gain new marketable skills to enter or re-enter the employment sector.
Employers who are interested in hiring older workers should contact Anna Rogers, Co-Lin Senior Community Service Employment Program Coordinator at 601-643-8673.

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