Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)​

Employment and Job Training Programs for Native Americans

The WIOA Program at MAIC is for those interested in economic self-sufficiency through employment and job training programs for Native Americans. The section 166 programs are designed to support employment and training activities in order to develop more fully the academic, occupational and literacy skills; make individuals more competitive in the workforce; and promote economic and social development in accordance with the goals and values of such communities. The MAIC WIOA Program serves 71 counties in Minnesota. (Note we do not serve Hennepin County that is handled by TAKODA AIIOC)


  • 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 (pdf)

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Brian Joyce

WIOA Program Director
(612) 879-1770

Vicky Reyes

WIOA Career Counselor
(612) 879-1727

Tana Fox

WIOA Career Development Counselor
(612) 879-1727