Adult Vocational Training

The Adult Vocational Training (AVT) Department provides employment and training services to all Native Americans who face barriers in their search for full-time, satisfactory employment. We offer testing, vocational counseling and guidance to assist program participants with training options and identifying available jobs in today’s labor market.

The AVT provides financial assistance to Native Americans for vocational training at any accredited vocational training institution, as well as supportive services, career counseling, job search assistance, and transportation. This assistance is funded by the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

The AVT also assists with job placement within the Reservation, mainly in the construction field. It also protects against unlawful employment discrimination on or near the Reservation. These services are funded by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) under the Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO).

We also provide training to Tribal members to became certified lead inspectors, lead abatement workers, and lead supervisors for removal of lead hazard on and off the Reservation. We also provide for lead awareness/education in the Indian community. These services are provided under an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant.