Thursday, September 12, 2013

Job Opportunities for Native Americans and Areas They Excel In


Indian and Native American (INA) Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Section 166 grantees and the Department of Labor share a vision of providing quality employment and training services to Native American communities that not only meet regulatory requirements, but also are administered in ways that are consistent with the traditional cultural values and beliefs of the people they are designed to serve. - See http://www.doleta.gov/DINAP/

In relation to this, The Employment and Training Administration has published Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 5-13.
This TEGL advises WIA Section 166 Indian and Native American (INA) grantees of a pilot study on credentials received by participants of the Native American Employment and Training program and to provide guidance on how to define a credential. Read more: http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/whatsnew/eta_default.cfm?id=6011

At the same time, the government offers many resources for Native Americans in relation to the different aspects of their lives, including education, training and employment. – see in full:

Office of Workforce Investment - Functions of the Division of Adult Services


A study has been made and it shows that Native Americans seem to excel in the field of social work, as reported in the article: Indigenous People and the Social Work Profession: Defining Culturally Competent Services by Hilary N. Weaver – Read more at:

A striking impression about Native Americans (males) is that they seem to excel in construction.
Read the following: Skywalkers: It was fearless Mohawks who worked up on high steel

See also: Why do so many Native Americans work on skyscrapers? http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/659/why-do-so-many-native-americans-work-on-skyscrapers

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