Welcome to NIYC's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program's Farmington Field Office (FFO). The FFO is one of three field offices operated by the National Indian Youth Council so that it may provide employment and training services to off-reservation American Indians/Alaskan Natives living in the state of New Mexico.
1930 San Juan Blvd, Suite F
Farmington, NM 87401
If you are interested in NIYC's WIOA program, as either a participant or as a potential WEX work site partner, please call: (505) 327-5341
Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, closed 12:00 to 1:00 PM daily.
FARMINGTON FIELD OFFICE STAFF
Field Office Manager
Jessica R. Thinn
Program Support Assistant
SERVICES, ACTIVITIES, AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE
Job Search Sessions assess participants and identify: individual strengths and limitations while creating awareness of how they are perceived by employers; skill identification (almost 95% of participants do not know their abilities); resume and cover letter building; and job conduct and interviewing techniques to aid the individual in completing a successful job interview with confidence.
Work Experience (WEX) is a planned, structured, time-limited learning experience that takes place in a workplace. A WEX position may be paid or unpaid, as appropriate, and may be provided in the private for-profit, non-profit, or public sectors. Current FFO WEX partners include 4CEES, People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), Southwestern Private Services, Beehive Homes, Basin Tire & Auto, Its Quest, DNA Legal Services, Wells Allstate Insurance Agency, Aztec, Bloomfield Public Libraries, New Mexico State University's Agriculture Science Center, ECHO Food Bank, and many others (new worksites are being developed).
Classroom Training (CT) participants are enrolled in accredited post-secondary programs to work towards a GED, certificate, or academic degree in order to prepare them to enter, re-enter, and/or compete in the workforce. As a result they gain the knowledge, skills, competencies and credentials needed. Educational institutions that the FFO currently works with include San Juan College and the San Juan College's School of Energy, both located in Farmington, and Dine College located in Shiprock, NM.
Job Search Club NIYC has started a job search club for those participants who are waiting for placements. The club helps participants create an effective resume, practice on interview skills, such as "Questions to ask Interviewers" or "How to answer challenging questions during a job interview". We also address the importance of the business/office dress code to be professional and respected, while at your worksite.
Computer Lab A computer lab with printers is available for participants which allows them to conduct online job searches, fraft resumes/cover letters, and conduct online research.
Resource Library NIYC's AFO has a library of books and periodicals which can assist participants in their job search, in researching career choices, developing application materials, and learning best practices for job searches, interviews, and more.
Mini Workshops such as life skills, financial literacy, manhood presentations, parents as teachers, etc. These workshops help participants become more goal-oriented and motivated, while fostering and developing self-awareness.