Native Workforce Program
The Workforce of Indian Country
At Native Workforce Program, your success is our priority
The Native Workforce Program (NWP) (funded through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Workforce Investment Act, Section 166) is a program at the DICI and has been providing career services since 1970. Our program served thousands of individuals over the years. The NWP serves Income Eligible Federally Recognized American Indian/Alaska Native people in the entire State of Colorado with the exception of Montezuma, LaPlata, and Archuleta counties which are serviced by the Ute Mountain Ute and Southern Ute Tribes.
Are you interested in developing professional job-readiness skills as well as expanding your available career choices? Well, the Native Workforce Program is here to help! We assist work-ready job seekers with their job search and training opportunities, especially those with barriers to employment.
As a participant in the Native Workforce Program, you may be eligible for supportive services including: funds for career training assistance, work clothing including eye glasses, work tools, funds for occupational certifications and licensures, supplemental transportation (RTD Bus and gas cards) text books, laptops, other school materials etc. You may also receive resume and cover letter development assistance and get added to a job posting listserv.
We assist Native Americans, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians who are economically disadvantaged and/or unemployed. Eligibility requirements include:
- Resident of Colorado
- 14+ years of age
- Member of a federally recognized tribe
- Unemployed or Underemployed and meet income guidelines as per DOL http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/
Join the Native Workforce Program
Connect with the Native Workforce program today. Call the number or email below to make an appointment.
Free Resources & Links
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Skilled Training & GED Programs
Emily Griffith Tech. College (GED)