American Indian Center of Arkansas

Programs offered by the Center


Employment and Training Programs

Workforce Innovations and Opportunities Act (WIOA),

Section 166 Program

 

It seeks career driven Indian and Native Americans, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian individuals who need assistance in pursuing employment in high-growth industries, this program will help those individuals who are interested in finding employment in those high-growth industries, but need assistance such as classroom based training, work experience, internships, and on-the-job-training.

Client eligibility requirements are:

  • A member of  Federally Recognized tribe, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian

  • Arkansas residency

  • 18 years or older

  • Must be either unemployed, underemployed, low-income, recipient of a bona fide lay-off notice which has taken effect in the last 6-months or will take effect in the next 6-month period, or employed in need of employment and training services to obtain or retain employment that allows self-sufficiency.

 Enrollment priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses, those who have a disability, reside in a rural area, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have a low employment prospects, or have failed to find employment after using services through the American Job Center system.

Call 1-800-441-4513 or 1-501-666-9032 to request an application or print one from this website or speak with a WIOA Case Manager to find out more information about WIOA, Section 166 program.

Relocation/Enhanced Supportive Service

South Central Free Flowing Workforce (SCFFW)

Workforce Innovations Fund (WIF) Program

 

It seeks career driven Native Americans who need assistance in pursuing employment in high-growth industries, this program will help those individuals who are interested in finding employment in those high-growth industries, but do not have the means to relocate for better opportunities.  Relocation will be to either Louisiana, Texas: Dallas or Houston areas, Mississippi, or Arkansas.

Client eligibility requirements are:

  • A member of  Federally Recognized tribe, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian

  • Arkansas residency

  • 18 years or older

  • Must be either unemployed, underemployed, low-income, recipient of a bona fide lay-off notice which has taken effect in the last 6-months or will take effect in the next 6-month period, or employed in need of employment and training services to obtain or retain employment that allows self-sufficiency.

  • Willingness to relocate

 Enrollment priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses, those who have a disability, reside in a rural area, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have a low employment prospects, or have failed to find employment after using services through the American Job Center system.

Call 1-800-441-4513 or 1-501-666-9032 to talk to the WIF Workforce Employment Development Specialist to set up an appointment or find out more information about SCFFW WIF program.

Older Americans

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

            SCSEP is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans.  Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors.  Participants also have access to employment assistance through American Job Centers.

            AICA offers this program to qualified Native Americans and others, who are 55 years or older, unemployed, and have a family income of no more that 125% of the federal poverty level.  Enrollment priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses, then to individuals who are over 65, have a disability, have low literacy skills or limited English proficiency, reside in a rural area, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have a low employment prospects, or have failed to find employment after using services through the American Job Center system.

            AICA will be serving the following Arkansas counties:  Benton, Crawford, Faulkner, Garland, Lonoke, Pulaski, Saline, Sebastian, and Washington.   

 

Call 1-800-441-4513 or 1-501-666-9032 to talk to the SCSEP Program Manager to set up an appointment or find out more information about SCSEP.