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Vision - It is the vision of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (YDSP) Tigua Indian Employment and Training Program (TIETP) to provide the framework whereby Native Americans increase skills, and are afforded employment and economic opportunities by fostering a self-sufficient and empowered tribal community well prrepared to succeed in a modern world. 

 

Mission - It is the mission of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tigua Indian Employment and Training Program to provide quality employment and training services to Native Americans in West Texas and to join forces with workforce development boards, corresponding services providers and employers to ensure that participants are employed in well paying jobs with progressive career opportunities.

 

To promote and provide direct services aimed at creating economic independence through education, literacy, workforce development, and financial literacy by utilizing state-of-the art lifelong learning strategies.

 

Overview - The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (YDSP) Tigua Employment and Training Program (TIETP) serves low income, unemployed or underemployed Native Americans in 122 counties in the western half of Texas.  The program is operated by the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, a federal recognized Indian tribe and is funded by the Department of Labor Workforce Investment Act Section 166 Indian and Native American Programs.  Since its inception in 1979, the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tigua Employment and Training Program has been at the forefront of creating job opportunities for Native Americans living throughout West Texas and on reservations within the region.

 

The program is responsible for assisting Native American participants to prepare for and find high quality or career-based jobs.  To meet its goals, the YDSP TIETP has established long-term relationships and collaborations with various job training providers such as: vocational and educational institutions, employer partners, regional workforce development boards and various job development or ancillary agencies.

 

 Programs

 

The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (YDSP) Tigua Indian Employment & Training Program (TIETP) manages two major programs, the Adult Employment and Training Program and the Youth Employment & Training Program.

 

  • The Adult Employment and Training Program prepare participants for the workforce through job preparation services through education and training services and by locating employment for participants.
  • The Youth Employment & Training Program - services youth of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo and the Kickapoo Reservation.  The goals of this program are to assist Native American youth ages 14 to 21 to obtain temporary or permanent employment and prevent youth from dropping out of high school.
  • Employers are also provided with financial support such as paying participant salaries during the training phase, provided they in good faith make all efforts to permanently employ the participant within their company.

Eligibility Requirements

 

An individual is eligible to receive services through the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Tigua Indian Employment and Training Program if the following criterion is met:

 

  • Any  Indian who is a member of Federally-recognized tribe; or Alaska Native or, a Native Hawaiian
  • A low-income individual who is unemployed or underemployed
  • Able to provide all required documents and complete application

 

 

Tigua Indian Employment and Training Program

Native American, Native Alaskan and Native HAWAIIAN

service areas

1

Kickapoo Tribe of Texas

2

Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (Tigua Indian Reservation)

3

Upper Rio Grande WDB # 10

4

Permian Basin WDB # 11

5

Concho Valley WDB # 12

6

South Texas WDB # 21

7

North Texas WDB No. 3

8

West Central WDB No. 9

9

Alamo WDB No.  20

10

Coastal Bend WDB No. 2

11

Lower Rio Grande WDB No.23

12

Middle Rio Grande Workforce Development Board No. 27

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

11100 Santos Sanchez

 

Socorro, TX 79927

 

Phone: 915-872-8648 Fax: 915-872-8651

 

Toll Free: 1-800-368-4482

 

Visit the Tigua Indian Employment Program at

 http://www.ysletadelsurpueblo-tietp.org/