ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

The Inter-Tribal Council of Louisiana Consortium (ITCLA) is a non-profit workforce development organization designed to more fully develop the academic and occupational needs of American Indian people living in Louisiana. ITCLA is a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 166 grantee funded by the Division of Indian and Native American Programs (DINAP) and the Department of Labor. All share a vision of providing quality employment and training services to unemployed and low-income Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.

The ITCLA provides comprehensive employment and training activities in order to make individuals more competitive in the workforce; and promote economic and social development in accordance with the goals and values of our consortium member tribes. Our programs are administered in a way that not only meet regulatory requirements, but also in ways that are consistent with the traditional cultural values and beliefs of the people we serve. ITCLA consortium members include: the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and the United Houma Nation Tribe of Louisiana.

To further develop in a more comprehensive manner, in 1981, the tribes organized and formed the Institute for Indian Development. The Institute for Indian Development was formed by the tribes to plan and promote new areas of future development through trained community leadership while recognizing the traditions and success of earlier years of the Inter-Tribal Council. The goal of the Institute for Indian Development is to promote self-determination, identify and develop existing resources, promote comprehensive community planning, and finally to package these assets for the future growth of the member tribes. The consortium member tribes of the Institute for Indian Development include four Federally recognized tribes: Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, Jena Band of Choctaw Tribe of Louisiana and also three state recognized tribes: United Houma Nation Tribe of Louisiana, Choctaw Apache Tribe of Louisiana and Clifton Choctaw Tribe of Louisiana.

NATIVE WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS SYSTEM

This website has been designed primarily to serve as a point of access to ITCLA’s Native Workforce Solutions System customer groups e.g. participants, employers and service providers.

The functional web-based system and database allows for:

Participants to apply for services from any computer, tablet or smart phone device with access to the internet

Participants to identify and describe skills online

Participants to create a resume online

Businesses to communicate job openings in real-time to Native American job seekers

The community to provide links to updated information and resources

Participants to job search

Data migration/ information accessible to service providers

SERVICES INCLUDE

Online local tribal job listings

Assessments of education, skills and interests

Job counseling, job placement assistance and referrals

Web-based job search assistance

Job search workshops

Community resources information

Education and training information

Labor market information

Access to computers, fax and copy machines

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE

Basic skills upgrades

Job readiness skills courses

Adult basic education, literacy, math skills and GED preparation

Education and curriculum information

Employer-based training

Youth employment programs

SUPPORT SERVICES INCLUDE

Financial aid and planning

Food and nutrition services

Child and family support

Older worker and youth services

HEADQUARTERS

ITCLA ADMINISTRATION OFFICE
991 Grand Caillou Road, Building 3
Houma, Louisiana 70363-5705
Phone / Fax: (985) 851-5408
Email: info@itcla.com

Maria Havis, Administrative Assistant
Lacy Vito, MIS/Data Manager
Barbara Nemes, WIOA 166 Program Director
Garilyn Ward, AOA/SCSEP National Program Director
Melinda Butaud, DV-FVPSA Program Director
John Silver, Grants Administrator/Executive Director

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