According to WIOA Section 166 Law, the purpose of Native American Programs is to support employment and training activities for Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian individuals in order (A) to develop more fully the academic, occupational, and literacy skills of such individuals; (B) to make such individuals more competitive in the workforce; and (C) to promote the economic and social development of Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities in accordance with the goals and values of such communities.
The NACA WIOA Program provides services in the areas of training and employment. The program is designed to provide career opportunities through services targeting work experience and educational opportunities/enhancement. The program provides work experience internships, career advisement, career counseling, employment search, employment referrals, employment placement, or classroom training assistance via limited tuition/book assistance. Job seeking skills, resume development, interview preparation, supportive services, as well as personal profile assessment (if needed) for referral to other agency/community services which individuals may need. These assessments are available on a case by case basis.
The Award Winning NACA Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program, funded through the Division of Indian and Native American Programs (DINAP), Section 166, U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training, is designed to enrich the lives of Native Americans by helping them achieve economic self-sufficiency through work experience internships and classroom training with a goal to enter employment upon program completion.
Eligible participants who are economically disadvantaged, unemployed or underemployed are able to access work experience (WEX), job counseling, referrals and placement, classroom training (CRT), career counseling, academic counseling financial aid and educational assistance. Our program provides ongoing case management to its customers in a manner that is culturally appropriate and holistic in nature. Through individual development plans, we will work with customers to set goals, and identify needs. Referrals to other NACA programs or outside community agencies are made as needed.
The Vision of the NACA WIOA Program and DINAP:
It is our shared vision that the WIOA, Section 166, Department of Labor, is administered in a manner consistent with the traditional cultural values, beliefs, and ways of the people it is designed to serve.
Benefits of the NACA WIOA Program:
Temporary and dependent on eligibility*
To apply for NACA WIOA services, applicants must be a member of a federally recognized Tribe, Native Alaskan or Native Hawaiian, live off-reservation in Coconino County, and be economically disadvantaged, unemployed or underemployed. Must possess a High School or GED Diploma.
A general orientation and intake session is held as scheduled by WIOA staff for interested individuals who meet the basic eligibility requirements. The orientation gives individuals all details needed to get started on their new educational or career path. The process will entail required documents to determine further eligibilityas required by Department of Labor (our funding source). Individuals enrolled in the WIOA Program must have the intent of seeking employment immediately upon completion of an internship or graduation.
The WIOA service also includes computer accessibility which is available for employment purposes, job search, applying on-line, resume building, cover letters and letters of interest.
How to Apply
Call and reserve your spot for a program orientation. Information regarding qualifications, application process and important documents will be summarized and detailed in this orientation.
Please contact Alex Bitsui at 928-526-2968 ext. 122 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of these positions will require a background check and fingerprint clearance. If you have a fingerprint clearance card, please include it in your application process with the WIOA Program.
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