Mature Alaskans Seeking Skills Training

The MASST program, federally known as the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), provides training and part-time paid job training positions for low income individuals age 55 and older. The program helps Alaska retain the valuable resources of older workers while enabling older workers to maintain an independent lifestyle and make meaningful contributions to their communities. Mature Alaskans receive assistance with job skills training, job search training, and placement into unsubsidized employment while in the program.

Applications & Resumes

MASST will help you assess your job skills and interests, so you can better outline your career goals. As we develop an Individual Employment Plan, we can help you write or update your resume and give you tips for job interviews.

Skills & Training

MASST can connect you with training opportunities to learn new skills, provide you with job clubs and workshops, and give you leads for good jobs. We can also assist with worker’s compensation claims and yearly physical exams.

Attn: Local Employers!

We can help provide the participants you need to expand your community services. And we pay their wages and fringe benefits (up to 20 hours a week for at least minimum wage while they are assigned to you). You can have the help you need in exchange for providing on-site training to our senior participants. It’s a win-win situation!

MASST is a work training program for persons 55 and older who meet residency and income requirements. If you are interested in becoming a Host Agency for the program, contact us to discuss potential work opportunities at your organization. You will be expected to provide a safe work environment, appropriate training, and supervision throughout the assignment.

​Please note that MASST enrollees can not displace or replace existing employees. Don’t miss this opportunity. Each year, MASST enrollees provide thousands of hours of community service through their Host Agency assignments. For many organizations, becoming a MASST Host Agency has been a rewarding experience. Find out for yourself.

While you’re in MASST

MASST is an opportunity to learn while you earn. MASST will consider your occupational goals and find a business in the community where you can train/work.

MASST participants normally work 20 hours a week. ​You’ll meet new people, and we are confident you’ll find the work exciting.

While working at a host agency, you will have access to computer training in such courses as: Introduction to Computers, Word, Excel, and QuickBooks, Outlook, Publisher, and PowerPoint.

The ultimate goal of the MASST program is for seniors to find unsubsidized employment. Once training is complete, MASST partners with the Department of Labor Job Center to help search for regular employment.