Pueblo of Acoma Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
The Pueblo of Acoma WIA Program will help eligible adult and youth participants overcome educational or employment barriers and develop any educational and/or career goals by providing core, intensive, educational, and employment skills trainings to gain, maintain or retain employment.
To practice from the past, learn and work in the present, to gain access to the future!
The Pueblo of Acoma Workforce Investment Act Program, is funded through the U. S. Department of Labor, Division of Indian and Native American, Section 166 (INA - Sec. 166) Programs.
WIA offers income eligible Native American Indians living within the Pueblo of Acoma Reservation boundaries the opportunity to become more competitive in today's workforce.
The WIA Program promotes independent economic and social self-sufficiency according to the goals and values of the Pueblo of Acoma workforce community by providing Employment & Training in the following programs:
Comprehensive Services Program (CSP)
The Comprehensive Services Program (CSP) assists individuals in preparing to enter the labor market through core services; allowable intensive services; training services; job development and employment out-reach.
Supplemental Youth Services (SYS)
The Supplemental Youth Services (SYS) program assists youth in preparing to enter the labor market through work-experience skills and training necessary to nurture, strengthen and motivate the participants to seek higher education and/or vocational training in the future. This includes participation in the Pueblo of Acoma Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).
Each WIA participant's success will begin to focus on the importance of establishing a Career Pathway through the exploration, commitment of time, effort, and patience to reach their established goals. Listed below are outcomes the WIA program will help individuals obtain.
- The acquisition of basic academic skills for participants who lack such skills as their first step toward achieving their employment goals.
- Providing activities and services that will lead to long term employability and increased earnings for program participants.
- Placement of participants into skills training programs for occupations that are in high demand within the local labor market.
- The attainment of a recognized credential relating to achievement of educational skills, or occupational skills.
- The utilization of public or private post-secondary schools for Occupational Skills Training.
- Utilizing private employers for On-the-Job Training services to bridge the gap of the significant numbers of unskilled, untrained job seekers.
Each Individual's ability to meet an educational or career goal starts with the commitment and self-determination of success throughout their program participation.