Welcome to NIYC's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program's Gallup Field Office (GFO). The GFO 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. NIYC Strives to assist all participants who come through our program to develop occupationally, academically, and to become a competitive individual in the workforce. We hope to help each individual reach their personal goals and achieve self-sufficiency and financial stability.
407 S. Cliff Dr., Suite B
Gallup, NM 87301
If you are interested in NIYC's WIOA program, as either a participant or as a potential WEX work site partner, please call: (505) 863-6639
Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, closed 12:00 to 1:00 PM daily.
GALLUP FIELD OFFICE STAFF
Josephine "Jody" Brown
Field Office Manager
Program Support Assistant
SERVICES, ACTIVITIES, AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE
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. NIYC’s ultimate goal is that WEX participants are offered full-time positions by the partner organization where they were placed. As part of the WEX program, participants also gain communication and work readiness skills, and also receive assistance in defining their newly acquired skills. Participants who complete their placement, but are not offered a full-time position, may still utilize NIYC WIOA resources such as the NIYC Job Search Board, Scholarship board, and Resource Room for job searching and resume writing.
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. Stipends are provided based on the course load undertaken.
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, draft 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.
Workshops GFO has established numerous workshop sessions that are held on a weekly and monthly basis. These workshop topics include: Intake Orientations, Work Experience Sessions, Job Club, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, and Job Search Sessions that provide participants with practical and efficient job searching skills. Additionally, GFO also offers Financial Workshops, Health Care Workshops, and Timesheets Workshops that teach participants about financial planning, banking, affordable healthcare, and the different community resources that exist in NM.