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Career Services Files

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Career Development (WIA)

Program Mission

The Seminole Nation Career Development Program strives to make resources available for Native American clients who are economically disadvantaged, unemployed or under employed, that will guide them through a path that will provide a self-sufficient, self-satisfying career.


Funding Agency

Funding is made available through the United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, section 166, specific to Native American Grantees.

The purpose of the WIA grant is to support employment and training activities for eligible Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian adults and youth in order to:

  • Develop & further enhance their academic, occupational & literacy skills
  • Facilitate their competitiveness in the workforce
  • Promote the economic and social development of their communities according to their cultural goals and values
  • Achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency

Eligibility Requirements

Adults

  • Be American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian
  • A low-income individual (HHS poverty guidelines)
  • All male over age 18 must be registered with Selective Service
  • Be unemployed
  • Be underemployed
    • Working part-time but seeking full-time employment

Youth

  • Be American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian
  • A low-income individual (HHS poverty guidelines)
  • All males over age 18 must be registered with Selective Service
  • Regular SYSP(Summer Youth) must be age 16-21.
  • Have at least one of the barriers as defined by WIA:
    • Deficient in basic literacy skills
    • A school dropout
    • Homeless, runaway or a foster child
    • Pregnant or parenting teen
    • An offender/ex-offender
    • An individual who requires additional assistance to complete an education or to secure or hold employment

Services

  • Job search and placement assistance
  • Career Counseling
  • Résumé Assistance
  • Computer resource center for completing online applications
  • Educational and Tuition Assistance
  • Skills Assessment
  • Work Experiences and On-the-Job Training

 


Service Area

The service area for the WIA grant targets the Seminole Nation Jurisdiction which includes Seminole County, OK.


WIA Staff

Jeremiah Maylen, Interim Program Director

Cynthia Johnson, Employment and Training Specialist

Locate Career Services

Contact WIA

Physical Address:
12575 NS 3540
Seminole, OK 74868

Contact Numbers:
Phone: (405) 257-7200
Fax: (405) 234-5298

Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

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