Flora Daugherty (right) is a MASST participant working at TLC. She and Kristina Peterson (left) tag team to provide administrative and instructional support that helps keep the learning center going strong.

Flora Daugherty (right) is a MASST participant working at TLC. She and Kristina Peterson (left) tag team to provide administrative and instructional support that helps keep the learning center going strong.

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.


MASST and The Learning Connection are programs of SERRC – Alaska’s Educational Resource Center