The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)
The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a “Native American Program” as stated in Section 166 of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act and receives grant funds directly from the Department of Labor (DOL). The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) program is under the authority of the Office of Workforce Investment, Division of Adult Services and administered through the Division of Indian and Native American Programs (DINAP). WIOA Brochure.
To be eligible, a participant must be a member of a federally recognized tribe, they must be unemployed, underemployed, and must meet the income guidelines determined by the Department of Labor. http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/
The overall purpose of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) program is to increase the labor force participation rate among Native Americans by providing workforce training activities that increase employment, retention, and earnings increase.
Career & Training Services
WIOA provides the following services to meet the needs of Native Americans preparing to enter, reenter, and retain unsubsidized employment:
Career Services: Outreach, intake, orientation to services, eligibility, job search and placement, labor market information, Individual employment plan, case management, support services, work experience, and follow up services (follow up services are provided to ensure individuals maintain and overcome any barriers which prevent them from completing their education and training goals).
Training Services: On the Job Training, skills upgrade, education and tuition assistance, job readiness training, GED attainment, and customized training for employers with commitments to hire.
These services can be provided in any order; there is no sequence requirement. Career services under this approach provides flexibility to meet the needs of the client.
Job Leads in the STATE of North Dakota
Contact your local WIOA/477 program for information:
Cheryl Penny, 477 Director
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Fort Yates, ND 58538
Patrick Peltier, WIOA Director
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
Belcourt, ND 58316
Jolene Cross White, 477 Director
Spirit Lake Nation
Fort Totten, ND 58335
Jerome Dancing Bull / 477 Director
Three Affiliated Tribes
New Town, ND 58763
Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)
United Tribes Technical College
3315 University Drive, Bldg. 1A
Bismarck, ND 58504
Phone: (701) 255-3285
Fax: (701) 530-0635
Deb Painte, Director, Ext. 1732 - Direct Line (701) 221-1732 firstname.lastname@example.org
Yvonne Howling Wolf, Case Manager, Ext. 1729 – Direct Line (701) 221-1729 email@example.com