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.