Become an Experience Works Host Agency
Local organizations, known as "Host Agencies," provide training and work experience for older workers, in addition to services that help them become job ready. Learn more...
Create a Small-Business Partnership with Us
In many parts of the country we work with small businesses and develop partnerships to train older workers and, in some cases, can offset some of the costs of that training for employers who make a commitment to hire older workers. Learn more...
In the small rural town of Liberty, Kentucky, a distressed community in which 60% of the population lives on an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, Experience Works augments the staff of Casey County Community Ministries (CCCM). With the help of Experience Works, CCCM provides critical services through its food pantry, thrift store, distribution center, and community center, assisting more than 3,000 residents each year with basic daily needs.
Through the Gathering Place thrift store, the Ministries sell affordable second-hand clothing, toys, food, and household items. Jewell Perkins, 60, trained at the CCCM thrift store several years ago and is now a store manager. Other SCSEP participants are training or have found permanent employment at CCCM's thrift store and other CCCM operations in Kentucky.
What is a Host Agency
A Host Agency is any nonprofit organization or government agency that serves as a training site for SCSEP paricipants. Becoming a Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Host Agency can be a mutually beneficial and rewarding experience for everyone.
The Host Agency receives a motivated older worker who desires to work and learn. The Host Agency, together with the Experience Works' staff and participant, develops a training assignment description for the participant.
The participant gains valuable work experience and specific training which will lead to unsubsidized employment at the Host Agency or with another employer. Experience Works pays the participant minimum wage for up to 20-hours per week training time.
Experience Works fulfills its mission “To Put Experience to Work" by coordinating SCSEP participants training for unsubsidized employment while performing valuable community service.
If your organization would like to become a Host Agency, click here to contact a local Experience Works office.
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