Older Kansans Employment Program

OKEP is funded by the Kansas Legislature and is designed to provide employment placement services to Kansan’s 55 years of age and over with emphasis on employment in the private sector. 

Priority is given to unemployed, older Kansans who are most in need. OKEP provides skills assessment, resume preparation, counseling, job-seeking skills training, limited classroom training, job clubs, referrals, job development services, and mentoring services. In addition, OKEP provides assistance to potential employers in utilizing the contributions of older Kansans as part of their workforce.

Eligibility requirements: (1) age 55 and over; and (2) resident of Kansas.

OKEP Providers 2018-2019

2017-2018 OKEP Map

• Northeast Kansas

Let’s Help, Inc.
200 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: (785) 234-5248
Email: info@letshelpinc.org
Website: http://www.letshelpinc.org/adult-education--employment-programs
Counties Served: Douglas, Jefferson, Shawnee

Workforce Partnership
626 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 279-2600, ext. 228
Counties Served: Johnson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte

• Northwest Kansas

Northwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging
510 W. 29th Street
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: (785) 628-8204
Email: nwkaaa@nwkaaa.org
Website: http://nwkaaa.com
Counties Served: Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Gove, Graham, Logan, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, Wallace—with emphasis on service provision in Ellis, Norton, Rooks, and Russell

• South Central Kansas

Prairie Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. 
214 S. Main Street
Pratt, KS 67124
Phone: (620) 672-9600
Email: tharrison@pilr.org
Website: http://pilr.org
Counties Served: Harper, Kingman, McPherson, Pratt, Reno, and Rice

Senior Services, Inc. of Wichita
200 S. Walnut
Wichita, KS 67213
Phone: (316) 267-1771 ext. 234
Online Inquiry: https://seniorservicesofwichita.org/contact/
Website: http://seniorservicesofwichita.org/senior-employment/
Counties Served: Butler, Cowley, Chautauqua, Elk, Greenwood, Harvey, McPherson, Reno, Sedgwick, Sumner