Employment & Education

The Employment and Education Division carries out the essential function of helping the youth for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation.

Services Offered

  • Basic and remedial education for the individuals to enhance their employ-ability, by raising basic skills to a competitive, marketable level.
  • High School completion and/or GED
  • Full Time/Vocational Training, maximum of 24 months (expect RN training in which they have 36 months)
  • Running Start students may be eligible for assistance with purchasing their school books
  • Part-time schooling - 5 credits per quarter

Employment Services

  • Career Planning: Job Skills, Job Readiness Activities, Work Ethics and updates on marketable skills
  • On-The-Job Training (OJT): Within a work environment that is designed to enable individuals to learn a Bona Fide skill and/or specific occupation through demonstration and practice
  • Work Experience (WEX): Opportunity to develop occupational skills and good work habits with exposure to various vocational careers for those individuals who have little to not work experience
  • Summer Youth Employment: 240 working hours per student. Hours may be used for H.S. Credit for prearranged with school
  • Direct placement and referrals for unemployed workforce who have the marketable skills but lack job skills
  • Hiring Hall System: Assistance in completion of an electronic copy of your job application, job searching assistance, resume building
  • Supportive Services: Designed to contribute to the successful employment of participants. All supportive services must be employment related

Child Care Services

Childcare Services will provide financial assistance to be eligible families according to program income guidelines and will be delivered through Tribal approved child care providers for parents either enrolled in classroom training or employment activities

Employment & Training has two Childcare Centers
Debbie Seymour | Nespelem (509) 634-2522 | debbi.seymour@colvilletribes.com
Wendy Philips | Inchelium (509) 722-7604 | wendy.phillips@colvilletribes.com