American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian
Are you unemployed or UNDERemployed?
High school or College Graduate?
Looking for a new job or career path?
WE CAN HELP YOU.
In 2011, about one in four American Indians and Alaska Natives (26.4 percent) lived in poverty.
Unemployment exceeds 40 percent on some Native American reservations.
By 2016, the unemployment rate among Native Americans nationwide was reported at 12%, still more than twice the national average of 4.9%
BUT WE CAN HELP
Our Native Workforce Program is created with the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA). This program's purpose is for each participant to achieve meaningful full time employment. We support comprehensive employment and training opportunities for our native community.
Once enrolled, you must be an advocate in your own success story and keep in touch with your case worker. Clients can be removed from the program if communication is not maintained. The following funded services are available to you:
Career Counseling . Job Search and Placement . Resume Assistance . Work Experience . Career Networking .
Work Readiness and Professional Development Training
On-the-Job Training . Post-Secondary Tuition Assistance . College Books, Tools/ Work Related Items required for Employment . Guidance into the Workforce . Interview Assistance
.Cultural Center and Community Involvement Center
.Self Service resources for Job Search . Referrals . Career Assessments
Are you an active client? Call your case manager if any of the following occurs:
Changes to your phone number address/personal information
Change in employment or wages
Withdrawal from any training or schooling occurs
Students seeking tuition assistance must send grades at the end of each semester, maintain 3.0 GPA
Payment requests for tuition or supplies must be sent to your case worker ASAP for approval.
Updates need to be made to your Resume
Second party family members may not call on your behalf due to confidentiality and regulations
If you are enrolled in the program, you will remain active for appx 1 year. After that period a client that has received services or entered into employment will be exited. At which time, you may be considered for re-enrollment after 1 year and a day.