Employment and
Training Programs

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

SCSEP is a Federal and State funded program for mature, unemployed workers, over the age of 55 on limited incomes. Participants are assigned to non-profit and government agencies to learn new skills, enhance existing capabilities, and gain experience. Participants receive a stipend for the training.

SCSEP is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Labor and is a program of the Aging Services Division of the CT Department of Social Services.

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Seniors 2 Work

Fee free employment referral service for lower Fairfield County job seekers, over the age of 50, and employers throughout the region who are looking to hire skilled, dependable, mature workers. The program’s goals are to help older workers find satisfying employment opportunities and to assist employers to easily identify qualified, pre-screened personnel. Positions are in companies, small businesses, or for homeowners. They may be full time, part time, temporary or project specific.

Computer Training

User friendly computer training for all skill levels is offered to clients and the general public. Small group and private lessons are available. Fees Vary.

Employment Readiness Education Center (EREC)

Targeted to lower Fairfield County residents, over the age of 45 with low incomes, EREC is for individuals with a demonstrated need for services who are ineligible for other existing programs. It offers similar services to SCSEP, but has no subsidized component. EREC aims to empower clients with the skills and resources needed to search for and find work.

Residential Cleaning Program

Schoke Jewish Family Service can come to your assistance with trained and carefully supervised cleaners to make your home spotless. At the same time, you will be helping to provide work for unemployed individuals in our community.

Contact Us

For more information about these programs please contact Ilene K. Locker at 203-921-4161 or

iklocker@ctjfs.org