The Center Delivers WIN-WIN-WIN Solutions
The Center for Workforce Inclusion’s programs empower older workers and assist cities and employers, creating a wide-ranging positive economic impact. Our programs exist to serve low-income, older job seekers with a focus on communities who have been traditionally underserved by workforce programs such as Veterans, women, and job seekers who were formerly incarcerated.
SCSEP is the only federally-funded program specifically targeted to older adults seeking employment and training assistance. SCSEP enables thousands of low-income seniors each year to learn and earn while working in local programs serving their community.The Center’s SCSEP program is funded by a $45.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. This funding provides 90% of the support for SCSEP with the Center matching 10% or $5 million.
The Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program provides opportunities for workers at least 55 years old to assist the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on federal, state, and local environmental projects, including pollution prevention, abatement, and control.
The Forest Service Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services (FS-ACES) Program in partnership with The Center offers individuals 55 and older temporary paid assignments to provide technical services in support of the Forest Service related programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The Natural Resources Conservation Service – Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services Program (NRCS-ACES)
The Natural Resources Conservation Service Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services (NRCS-ACES) Program offers individuals 55 and older temporary paid assignments to provide technical services in support of the conservation-related programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The National Park Service (NPS) Experienced Services Program (ESP) offers individuals 55 and older temporary paid assignments to support and augment the capacity of the NPS to meet itsʹ mission, goals and objectives in areas where it lacks suﬃcient expertise, technical skills and/or capacity. Working with the Center for Workforce Inclusion (an ESP provider since 2008), the NPS uses the ESP to add capacity quickly and to support Federal workers working to sustain park operations. The ESP also provides NPS with additional capacity to respond to unexpected events and issues that can occur.
The Center, during its nearly 60-year history, has gained specific expertise working with older workers who were formerly incarcerated and their employers. With 10,000 potential job candidates re-entering the workforce every week, the Center realizes that reintegration is a key factor in the future of economic development in the U.S. Therefore, through our sister innovation lab, CWI Labs, we launched an initiative to transform our experience with workforce training, placement, and support programs into innovative approaches exclusively to successfully reintegrate job seekers who were formerly incarcerated into their communities.