Our Approach

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a national contractor for the U.S. Department of Labor and the nation's leading non-profit service and advocacy organization for older adults and the community organizations that serve them. In that capacity, we operate 22 training programs across the country. Our Mission is to retrain our participants (anyone age 55 +), who meet the financial criteria, which is determined by Federal guidelines, to transition to gainful employment.

Our participants are placed into training classes to improve and/or learn skills for re-entry into the job market. We also place them onto nonprofit host sites for 15 hours per week, to do clerical work and other positions; all for the intent of learning real-life skills. We pay our participants a training stipend of $8.60 per hour, the current minimum wage. By doing so, our participants gain their confidence and the necessary tools to become productive, fully-trained assets to future employers. Of benefit to you is a great reduction in the cost of your overhead.

Our Story

In New Jersey, we are presently in ten counties, with our primary focus in Monmouth, Ocean, and Atlantic Counties. Some of our partners include Monmouth Medical, Community Medical, Mental Health Assoc., City of Asbury Park, and Brick Township. We also partner with Municipal Town Halls, Seniors' Centers, Adult Communities, Hospitals, Food Pantries, and Thrift Stores, etc., all of whom also serve as training host sites. We also partner with Private Industry Council (PIC) of Toms River, Ocean County College, O.C. Senior Services, One Stop/Workforce 55, NJ Division of Vocational Rehab, Chambers of Commerce, and the NJ Department of Labor.

Our office is a team of dedicated hardworking individuals and we are geared to go to great lengths to have our participants succeed in their future endeavors.

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The National Council on Aging administers the Senior Community Service Employment Program through a grant from the Department of Labor. The total value of the grant is $38,389,293, of which $34,550,363 (90%) is federally funded and $3,838,930 (10%) is from non-federal funding. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.