“Workforce Development provides quality services to Bristol Bay residents, promoting individual and family self-sufficiency through employment and educational opportunities, which sustains cultural values, and reflects economic trends of the Bristol Bay region.”
Employment & Training
Employment services are available for creating and updating resumes, job searches, developing cover letters, employment counseling, and interview techniques. Improving essential job skills and education levels are offered on an individual basis.
BBNA WFD utilizes Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS) which is made possible through a partnership between the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) and the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD).
BBNA WFD Clients may go to: https://acpe.alaska.gov/PLANNING/Education_Planning/AKCIS
Click on “Create My Portfolio”
Using AKCIS, clients can customize a portfolio, find colleges, trainings and occupations that match their interests, create a resume, save documents, share their portfolio with their case workers to show progress toward their self-sufficiency, and much more.
Training assistance is available for a wide variety of fields working toward a career goal. The purpose of the Employment and Training program service is to assist clients in obtaining, maintaining, or advancing in full-time employment.
BBNA WFD works with contractors in developing and identifying regional jobs within the Bristol Bay region promoting economic development.
Eligibility requirements include proof of tribal affiliation with a BBNA compacting tribe who is at least ¼ degree Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut blood descendant of a member of a tribe who has an authorizing resolution to BBNA; current resident for at least 30 consecutive days prior to applying for services of a Bristol Bay community that has an authorizing resolution to BBNA and proof of financial need. Clients must work collaboratively with a case worker and other funding partners.
Complete applications must be submitted at least 30 days before training begins.
For more information, contact the BBNA Workforce Development 477 Employment and Training Case Worker at (907)842-2262 or toll-free 1-888-285-2262.