2018 NINAETC / 477 Participant / Employer Awards

Throughout the year, as workforce development professionals, we encounter a number of extraordinary individuals (adult and youth) who take full advantage of the opportunities provided through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 166 and Public Law 102-477 programs and achieve great success in their chosen endeavors. Also, we are fortunate to work with many great companies and organizations that not only serve as employers for our participants but also work to develop individual employees.

As such, we appreciate the opportunity to honor the “Outstanding” among these participants and employers. Following are nomination forms for the four award categories to be presented during the 39th National Indian and Native American Employment / Public Law 102-477 Training. Recipients will be honored at the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the Paragon Casino Resort.

Download 2018 nomination forms here:

Nominations must be received by March 2, 2018. Please send nominations and supporting documents by MAIL: 2018 NINAETC / 477 Awards Committee, c/o Holly Snowball Morales, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, 3600 San Jeronimo Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508; FAX: (907) 793-3394; or EMAIL: hmorales@citci.org. A confirmation email will be sent once the nomination is received. For additional information, please call (907) 793-3323.

Your active involvement in helping NINAETC/477 to honor these individuals and to showcase what Indian and Native American WIOA Section 166 and Public Law 102-477 programs are really all about will be very much appreciated.

2017 Award Recipients

  • Howard Yackus Memorial Scholarship Award - Kayla Mike - Nominated by Cook Inlet Tribal Council
  • Alice BigPond Roach Memorial Award - Monique Bourgeau - Nominated by Colville Tribe
  • Outstanding Participant Awards - 166 - Vania Garcia - Nominated by California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. and Rae Young - Nominated by Yankton Sioux Tribe; 477 - Christey Treat - Nominated by Citizen Potawatomi Nation and Teola Fish - Nominated by Blackfeet Tribe
  • Outstanding Employer Award - 166 - Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians - nominated by California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc.; 477 - Rosebud Economic Development Corporation - Nominated by Sicangu Nation (Rosebud Sioux Tribe)
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