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Employment and Training

To provide career and educational opportunities through quality, culturally focused guidance to enhance self-sufficiency, involve community and family, and promote a stronger workforce.

Current Program Applications

Employment & Training Administration (ETA) Online Application

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Online Application

2024 Mvskoke Leadership Program Application

Eligibility of Participants

  1. Participants must be members of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation or another Federally Recognized tribe and reside within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation boundaries.
  2. Members of other Federally Recognized Tribes must meet income guidelines.

Income Guidelines

Call for Employment and Training (918) 732-7773

GED Assistance for Participants

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Employment and Training Department includes the General Educational Development (GED) Program. This program provides assistance to anyone looking to further their education and career opportunities

The ETA GED program supports participants with every aspect of the process including:

  • GED Class Referrals
  • GED Testing Fee Assistance (for the state testing fee)
  • Incentives upon passing the GED tests

ETA staff also provides GED students with resources to continue their education or secure employment following the program. For more information, contact the MCN ETA.

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GED Documents Needed

Call for GED Assistance (918) 732-7773

Support Services Available

  1. New Employment – Financial assistance for employment-related expenses when obtaining new employment after at least a 30-day break.  Two times maximum.
  2. Job Retention – Advisement & Referrals

Documents Needed: Support Service

Call for Support Services (918) 732-7773

Career Readiness Support

  1. Resume Building—Assistance with creating and updating personal resume.
  2. Job Search—Assistance with learning how to find jobs in the client’s local community.
  3. Career Assessment—Assistance in determining and exploring career interests and options.
  4. Life Skills—Workshops and other opportunities to learn and practice employability skills.
  5. Work Keys—An assessment to help individuals build their skills to increase opportunities and develop successful career pathways.

Call for Career Readiness (918) 732-7773

Classroom Training Available

  1. Full Time–Bi-weekly allowance payments for attendance at the OSUIT, or approved Technical Schools. Part-Time – Assistance with tuition, books, equipment, and other related fees at approved Technical Schools. Approved Technical Schools: Central Tech, Green Country, Gordon Cooper, Indian Capital, Kiamichi, Tulsa Tech, and Wes Watkins.
  2. OSUIT Registered Nurse–Monthly Stipends, tuition, and book assistance for full-time students in the Registered Nurse program at OSUIT.
  3. Compressed Natural Gas–Monthly Stipends, tuition, and book assistance for full-time students in the Compressed Natural Gas program at OSUIT.

Documents Needed: Classroom Training

Call for Class Room Training (918) 732-7773

Tribal Emergency Vocational and Technical Scholarship

The Emergency Vocational and Technical Scholarship Fund is established to provide assistance to Muscogee students to pay for debt that is preventing their effort to complete their education and students seeking a first-time Associates Degree.

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Call for Emergency Scholarship (918) 732-7773

Youth Works Services

A variety of services to support the employment and educational goals of youth ages 16-21. These services are in addition to the other services provided by the Employment & Training Administration.

  1. Year-Round Work Experience — Part-time and full-time work experience for youth experiencing additional challenges of pregnancy, parenting, high school dropout, legal issues, disability, homelessness, foster care, etc.
  2. ACT Test – Assistance with one ACT test fee per year for Summer Youth participants or Muscogee citizens meeting income guidelines.
  3. SPURS — Assistance up to $200 per semester towards fees for students enrolled concurrently at OSUIT. Participants must meet income guidelines.
  4. Life Skills—Workshops and other opportunities to learn and practice employability skills.
  5. Summer Youth Employment – Eight weeks of summer employment for youth ages 16-21.

Call for Youth Works (918) 732-7773

Tribal Grants and Incentives

Grants are available for enrolled Muscogee Nation Citizens attending accredited vocational institutions nationwide. An incentive-grant is also available for students based on academic performance.

High school students enrolled concurrently at public universities or technical schools in the state of Oklahoma are also eligible for grants and incentive-grants. Students living outside of the Muscogee Nation Reservation also may apply.

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Call for Tribal Grants & Incentives (918) 732-7773