“Workforce Development provides quality services to Bristol Bay residents, promoting individual and family self-sufficiency through employment and educational opportunities, which sustains cultural values, and reflects economic trends of the Bristol Bay Region.”
Adult Vocational Training
The Adult Vocational Training Program provides information and financial assistance to clients interested in earning a certificate from a vocational training or a trade school program. The purpose of the Adult Vocational Training Program is to assist clients to acquire the job skills necessary for full time satisfactory employment.
BBNA WFD utilizes Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS) which is made possible through a partnership between the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) and the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD).
BBNA WFD Clients may go to: https://acpe.alaska.gov/PLANNING/Education_Planning/AKCIS
Click on “Create My Portfolio”
Using AKCIS, clients can customize a portfolio; find colleges, trainings and occupations that match their interests; create a resume; save documents; and much more; share their portfolio with their case workers to show progress towards their self-sufficiency.
Training assistance is available for a wide variety of fields working towards a career goal.
Eligibility requirements include proof of tribal affiliation with a BBNA compacting tribe who is at least ¼ degree Indian, Eskimo or Aleut blood descendant of a member of a tribe who has an authorizing resolution to BBNA; current resident for at least 30 consecutive days prior to applying for services of a Bristol Bay community that has an authorizing resolution to BBNA; enrollment in an trade school program; and proof of financial need.
Training grants are designed to meet the job skills necessary to immediately obtain employment. Max award for students is $6,000.00 in a lifetime. Students must work collaboratively with case worker and other funding partners.
Complete applications must be submitted at least 30 days before training begins
For more information; contact the BBNA Workforce Development Adult Vocational Training Case Worker at (907)842-2262 or Toll-free 1-888-285-2262.