Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) – Employment and Training Program
For over 20 years, the National Indian Youth Council, Inc., (NIYC)-Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) have been helping urban Native Americans enter/re-enter the workforce by providing training and career coaching services. It is our goal to support off-reservation Native Americans and enable them to:
- Further develop their academic, occupational and literacy skills;
- Become more prepared and competitive in the workforce;
- Attain personal and economic self-sufficiency; and
- Enter, re-enter, or retain employment.
Who This Program Serves
To apply for the NIYC-WIOA Employment and Training Program, individuals must meet the listed Eligibility Requirements and submit the Required Documentation to determine program eligibility.
|Eligibility Requirement||Required Documentation|
|18 Years Old or Older||Driver's License or State-Issued Identification Card|
|Must Physically Reside Off-Reservation||Proof of Residency: Utility Bill, Lease Agreement, or Other Form of Verification|
|Proof of American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian Ancestry||Certificate of Indian Blood, BIA Form 4432, Tribal Enrollment Card, or Certification of Descent|
|Unemployed, Underemployed, or Economically Disadvantaged||Pay Stubs, Self-Certified Statement of Income, Lay-off Notice, and/or Public Assistance Recipient Documentation|
|If a male born after 1960, you must be registered with the U.S. Selective Service||Registration Card, Letter, or Online Verification|
|For Classroom Training:||College Students: Admission Letter, Financial Aid Award Letter, Financial Needs Analysis (FNA), Current Class Schedule, Degree/Certificate Course Outline, and Official/Unofficial Transcripts
GED Students: Pre-Test Scores and Current Class Schedule
How to Apply
- Download the NIYC WIOA Pre-Application
- Fill out the Pre-Application completely and sign it
- Gather the Required Documentation that will be used to determine your eligibility
I Applied – Now What?
After you have gathered the required Pre-Application documents, an Intake Interview appointment will be scheduled to determine your program eligibility. If you have yet to schedule an Intake Interview appointment, please contact the nearest office to you: Albuquerque, Farmington, Gallup.
Services We Offer
Self-Services: Our resource computers are available to use for self-directed job search such as, updating and printing your resume, researching and applying for employment positions, or to explore educational opportunities.
Career Services: Includes the determination of program eligibility; orientation to program information and labor exchange services; referrals to other programs and services; and assessment of skill levels, aptitudes, abilities, and supportive service needs.
Individualized Services: Comprehensive and specialized assessments; development of an Individual Education/Employment Plan (IEP); group and individual counseling; case management; internships; and financial literacy services.
Training Services: Occupational skills training, upgrading, and retraining; includes GED and post-secondary credential attainment.
Programs We Offer
Once program eligibility has been determined, the individual will be assigned a Case Manager who will work with them throughout their participation in the Classroom Training or Work Experience program.
Classroom Training: Requires an individual to attend in-class instruction at an accredited GED or post-secondary institution on a part-time or full-time basis. The courses or classes must lead to the attainment of a GED/high school equivalency diploma or a career-related certificate/degree.
Work Experience (Internship): A short-term employment opportunity designed to enhance the employability of an individual by providing a structured learning experience that takes place in a workplace for a limited period of time. The assigned Case Manager will assess the individual’s skills, experience, and career goals to help determine the best internship placement within our vast network of organizational partnerships.