The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) has partnered with GetSetUp, a virtual social learning platform designed specifically for elders, to help bridge the digital divide and offer job skills training for eligible Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) participants. SCSEP is a government program that provides participants 55 and over with temporary, useful part-time training and grant sponsored income to prepare them for finding employment in the community that will help employers address their workforce shortages with qualified mature workers.
NICOA offers eligible unemployed American Indian community members 55 and older the opportunity to re-enter the workforce in seven states: Arizona, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. This partnership provides our SCSEP participants with live interactive classes on GetSetUp covering a range of topics like technology and how to use the software used by many companies so qualifying job seekers can gain the skills needed to re-enter the workforce. Click here to learn more about SCSEP or apply to the program.
GetSetUp helps address the first mile of digital technology by explaining how to use devices from smartphones to tablets and goes on to teach best practices for using work tools like Zoom, the Google and Microsoft Suites, and more. All classes are taught live by experts who are elders themselves.
GetSetUp’s customized platform offers an easy-to-use interface for elders to safely learn, create, and share knowledge. Each NICOA SCSEP participant starts with an orientation and classes on Zoom and using their device. From there they take curated classes specifically selected for SCSEP participants.
GetSetUp’s custom-built video learning interface has been tailored to elders of all tech levels. The platform offers support in all classes to assist learners with technology and includes a booking system complete with regular reminders and after-class notes. NICOA’s SCSEP participants can easily connect with a safe community of over 4.4 million peers globally. In addition to job skills classes, learners can choose from a catalog of over 4,000 classes and are available around the clock from the comfort of their homes. Classes promote digital literacy, socialization, health and wellness, and new learning experiences.