Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) at MAIC provides employment and training services to American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Hawaiian Natives residing within a 71-county service delivery area. Eligible veterans and spouses receive priority of services. Note: Hennepin County residents are served by American Indian OIC/Takoda Prep and reservation residents are served by their respective tribal programs.



  • Intake assessment for career and employment planning
  • Assistance with GED
  • Assistance with short-term training in areas of high demand
  • On-the-job training
  • Job development/placement
  • Employment incentive awards




  • Enrolled in — or a descendant of — a federally or state recognized tribe
  • Reside within the WIOA service delivery area
  • At least 18 years of age (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)

WIOA Intake Packet

WIOA Brochure

Additional information may be found on the WIOA Facebook page.



Brian Joyce – Director
(612) 879-1770



Vicky Reyes – Career Counselor
Main Line: (612) 879-1727  
Work Cell: (612) 554-2359



Val LaFave – Employment Counselor
Main Line: (612) 879-1710 
Work Cell: (612) 590-9369