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

Employment and Training Application

Mvskoke Leadership Program

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2021 Poverty Guidelines

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

*Residence within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation boundaries does not apply to the Tribal Grant and Incentive program.

It is important to maintain current contact information with the Employment & Training office to avoid delays in service delivery. Print the Update Form and return to our office to report any changes.
Update Form

GED Test – Assistance with payment of the GED test one time per participant. *No reimbursements.

GED Incentive – A $300 incentive for completion of the GED. *Must turn in scores within 90 days of completion.
Documents Needed

New Employment – Financial assistance for employment related expenses when obtaining new employment after having at least a 30 day break in employment.  Two times maximum.

Job Retention – Advisement & Referrals

Documents Needed

Resume’ building—Assistance with creating and updating personal resume’

Job search—Assistance with learning how to find jobs in the client’s local community.

Career assessment—Assistance in determining and exploring career interests and options.

Life Skills—Workshops and other opportunities to learn and practice employability skills.

Work Keys—An assessment to help individuals build their skills to increase opportunities and develop successful career pathways.
Documents Needed


ACT – Required testing for college admissions.

ASVAB – Measures aptitude and potential occupational success in the military.

Department of Rehabilitation Services – DRS expands opportunities for employment for Oklahomans with disabilities.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Job Corps – The nation’s largest career technical training and education program for students 16-24.

Muscogee  Nation  Department of Education & Training—Various educational resources.

Oklahoma Career Information System—Career assessment, educational planning, etc.

Oklahoma Career Planner – Explore careers, the military, internships, and much more.

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission – Lists of job fairs, job postings, career resources, etc.

Oklahoma Job Match

Joint Oklahoma Information Network – Services and resources available throughout OK.

My Green – Financial education for Native Youth.

Oklahoma Money Matters – Empowering Oklahomans to make  positive financial choices.

Selective Services – All males ages 18-25 are required to register.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation – Home page

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Office of Personnel– Job Opportunities

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Division of Health – Job Opportunities  – Job Opportunities

211 Information & Referral Search – Provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.   Learn more about your local 2-1-1 by looking it up here.

Financial Assistance with various educational expenses. Participants must have a high school diploma or GED.

    • 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.
    • OSUIT Registered Nurse – Monthly Stipends, tuition, and book assistance for full-time students in the Registered Nurse program at OSUIT.
      • Compressed Natural Gas – Monthly Stipends, tuition, and book assistance for full-time students in the Compressed Natural Gas program at OSUIT.

Documents Needed

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.

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.

ACT Test – Assistance with one ACT test fee per year for Summer Youth participants or Muscogee citizens meeting income guidelines.

SPURS — Assistance up to $200 per semester towards fees for students enrolled concurrently at OSUIT. Participants must meet income guidelines.

Life Skills—Workshops and other opportunities to learn and practice employability skills.

Summer Youth Employment – Eight weeks of summer employment for youth ages 16-21.

A grant for enrolled Muscogee (Creek) Nation Citizens attending accredited Vocational Institutions Nationwide.  An incentive is also available for students obtaining the required Grade Point Average.

High School Students enrolled concurrently at public universities or technical schools in the state of Oklahoma are also eligible for assistance.

Name Title Email Phone
Courtney Josie Manager (918) 732-7619
Vacant Workforce Development Coordinator
Allen Toppah Job Placement Specialist (918) 732-7784
Alicia Graffman Career Specialist (918) 732-7834
Kimberly Martel Career Specialist (918) 732-7779
Kathy Taylor Career Specialist (918) 732-7778
Debbie McGirt (Wetumka)  Career Specialist (405) 452-1155
Mia Hoskison Youth Coordinator (918) 732-7775
Cody Evans Youth Specialist (918) 732-7744
Anita Pahsetopah (Bristow) Education Specialist (918) 732-7773
Barbara Dunn Administrative Assistant (918) 732-7774
Beverly Sullivan Receptionist (918) 732-7773
Jessica McBee Office Clerk (918) 732-7777
Jesse Powell Intake Specialist

Main Office
PO Box 580
(HWY 75 and Loop 56-Human Development Building)
Okmulgee, OK 74447
800-482-1979 ext. 7773
(918) 732-7773

Adult Fax:  918-732-7781
Youth Fax:  918-732-7696

Southern Regional Office
333 S. Washita
Wetumka, OK 74883
Deborah McGirt

Office Hours
Monday Through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed the last Wednesday of the month.
Physical Address
2401 Beaver St.
Okmulgee, OK 74447

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