Summer Youth Employment Services

Summer Youth Employment

Applications open January 1 – April 1

Click here to apply
Or review the in-person visits at a Choctaw Nation Community Center near you.

Community Centers   Dates   Time
Antlers   February 15th & 24th   2-7pm
Atoka   January 25th & February 22nd   2-7pm
Battiest   February 3rd & 17th   2-6pm
Broken Bow   January 6th & 13th   2-6pm
Coalgate   January 12th & February 9th   2-7pm
Crowder   January 31st   2-7pm
Durant   January 7th & February 25th   2-7pm
Hugo   January 28th & February 23rd   2-7pm
Idabel   January 20th & 27th   2-7pm
McAlester   January 5th & 19th   2-7pm
Poteau   January 3rd, 10th & 24th   2-7pm
Smithville   February 8th & 21st   2-6pm
Spiro   January 17th   2-7pm
Stigler   January 11th & 26th   2-7pm
Talihina   February 2nd & 28th   2-7pm
Wilburton   January 18th & February 7th   2-7pm
Wright City   January 21st & February 11th   2-6pm
*Every Friday in January and February Employment Training Services @ Durant Headquarters will also be available from 8:30a-3:30p to fill out applications
All applicants must be 16-21 years old by June 6th, 2022 and must bring:
  • CDIB and/or Tribal Membership Card or legible copy proving applicant is a member of Federally Recognized Tribe
  • Utility Bill (water, electric, natural gas) or copy of lease agreement to verify address
  • Proof of Income for all adults in the household
  • Youth aged 16-17 at time of application - parent/guardian must attend to sign documentation
  • OPTIONAL: Laptop or Tablet to fill out application

Summer Youth Employment Services (Applications accepted January 1st through April 1st) 

  • Participants ages 16- 21 on or before 1st day of work. 
  • Participants are permitted to work 5 weeks. 
  • Participants are provided with basic work skills and good work habits necessary to enter into the job market. 
  • Placement with employing agencies such as businesses and organizations, both public and non-profit. 
  • Employment training provided based on participant and service area needed. 
  • Workman’s compensation insurance provided. 
  • If required, background and drug screening is paid by the employer. 

Summer Youth Employment Services Eligibility Requirements: 

Applicants applying for youth services must meet supplemental youth eligibility requirements. To determine applicant eligibility for youth employment and training programs, the following documents are required: 

  • Copy of Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) or Tribal Membership – Federally Recognized Tribe 
  • Copy of Photo Identification 
  • Selective Service – Males 18 years and older 
  • Household income verification (most recent check stub, w2, tax return, etc.) 
  • Residence Verification – proof of mailing and physical address if different (most recent lease agreement, utility bill, etc.) 
  • Signed Employability Development Plan 
  • Signed Acknowledgement Form 
  • Signed Statement of Understanding – Applicants below 18 years of age 

Summer Youth Employment Services applicants MUST reapply each year prior to the application deadline

Application dates - Click here to apply
January 1st - April 1st

PROGRAM CONTACTS

Contact our office by dialing 1-800-522-6170.
Applicants must meet eligibility guidelines to receive Employment Services.

HELPFUL LINKS

Choctaw Careers

Choctaw Nation Career Development

Oklahoma Workforce

GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION 

President Barack Obama signed WIOA into law on July 22, 2014. Congress passed the Act by a wide bipartisan majority; it is the first legislative reform in 15 years of the public workforce system. WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. (https://www.doleta.gov/WIOA/)

Public Law 102-477 is the Indian Employment, Training, and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992, as amended by Public Law 106-568, the Omnibus Indian Advancement Act of 2000. Public Law 102-477 is unique among Federal legislation, in that it allows Federally-recognized Tribes and Alaska Native entities to combine formula-funded Federal grants funds, which are employment and training-related into a single plan with a single budget and a single reporting system.

Programs are based on funding availability and are subject to change without prior notice. October 2019