Employment and Training
The SNI Employment and Training Department is assisting Seneca youth and adults to succeed in the workforce, encourage self-sufficiency, learn about the work world, and facilitate the creation of job opportunities and any services related to these activities.
Employment and Training provides a broad range of services to the Seneca community incorporated into three programs within the department:
The department will provide job related services including job search and placement assistance, computer bank, resume development, vocational training.
Three Programs within the Department include:
- Tribal 477 program initiative is the creation of the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act, Public Law 102-477 aka 477. 477 is able to integrate several funding streams into one governmental unit to provide consolidated services to eligible members of the Seneca Nation as related to employment and training opportunities.
- Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation program provides unique, individualized services to members of the Seneca Nation of Indians with a documented disability in preparing for and engaging in gainful employment by providing culturally appropriate vocational rehabilitation services.
- GED program provides individualized adult education services to members of Seneca Nation that are in need of the GED to obtain employment.
Seneca Nation Employment and Training department is applying for Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG). The purpose of the ICDBG program is the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments and economic opportunities primarily for person with low and moderate incomes.
We will be applying for single purpose grant which the activities will focus on Job Creation or Retention Activities.
To learn more about the activities of the grant, this Department will be hosting a Public Meeting on October 2, 2015 and October 14, 2015 at the Employment and Training office from 2:00 to 3:00 at 88 Iroquois Drive, Irving, NY.
If you would prefer, you may call 716-532-1033 and ask for Deborah Cooper, Director.
The Employment and Training Department is having a Career Fair October 16, 2015 at the CCC. We have reserved the concession area from 10:00 – 2:00, and are looking for an organization, or individual, to use that area to provide food for the event. This would be a great opportunity for your organization to come and raise money for any upcoming events.
We provide the spot and the crowd, while you provide the food and earn money. If you are interested, please contact Heath Garlow in E&T at 532-1033 x. 5049 (email firstname.lastname@example.org) to make some money at a huge event.
The Employment and Training Department will be holding a Basic Construction class from May 6, 2015 until June 19, 2015 at the Cattaraugus territory. Applications are available now in the Employment and Training office. For any questions please call 716-532-1033 ext 5420.