Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

The Minneapolis American Indian Center provides employment and training services to American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Hawaiian Natives residing within a 71 county service delivery area which does NOT include Hennepin County (served by American Indian OIC/Takoda Prep) or the reservation boundaries (served by respective tribal programs). Eligible veterans and spouses receive priority of services.

Training Activities and Services Include:

  • Intake assessment for career and employment planning
  • Assistance with GED
  • Assistance with short-term training in areas of high demand
  • Work Experience
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Job Development/Placement
  • Supportive services for employment-related needs
  • Employment Incentive Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be enrolled or a descendant of a federally or state recognized tribe
  • Must reside within the MAIC/WIOA service delivery area (view map for details)
  • At least 18 years of age, and all males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for the Selective Service by age 26
  • Unemployed, under-employed (employed under 32 hours per week), low-income or have a documented need for an employment upgrade
  • Veterans, provide DD214

Download Forms

WIOA Intake Application

For more information, contact the WIOA Program at (612) 879-1710 or toll free 1-800-486-8797

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Theresa M. Cox, GCDF, WIOA Director
(612) 879.1728

Vicky Reyes, GCDF, Career Counselor
(612) 879.1727

Jean Howard, Employment Counselor
(612) 879.1710