Available throughout Southeast Alaska, Mature Alaskans Seeking Skills Training (MASST) places adults aged 55 and older in local, subsidized employment training, and helps expand their job skills to get a job. Once training and employment goals are set, MASST participants can work up to 20 hours a week for 48 months while receiving a training wage.
Along with paid on-the-job training, MASST also offers:
- basic computer skills training
- resume and job application preparation
- interviewing skills strategies for job search and retention
- job placement assistance
MASST participants must be 55 years of age or older, unemployed, and meet federal income guidelines to enroll in this program.
30 adults served in Angoon, Haines, Sitka, Hoonah, Juneau, and Kake in FY15
Host sites last year included the Departments of Natural Resources, Labor, and Education, senior centers, Commission on Aging, Salvation Army, Glory Hole, CBJ, SERRC, Job Centers, United Way of S.E. Alaska, T&H Regional Housing Authority, and others.
See the MASST Flier here!
For MASST information for other parts of the state, visit serrc.org/masst.
MASST and The Learning Connection are programs of SERRC – Alaska’s Educational Resource Center