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TRAINING AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

TWTD Mission Statement

The Tribal Workforce Training & Development Division’s mission is to assist the Nation in recruitment and retention, success planning, training and development programs for tribal members.

Eligibility:

  1. Must be enrolled in a Federally Recognized Tribe: TWTD will adhere to the Ho-Chunk & Native American Preference referenced in the ERA.
  2. Must be at least 18 years of age or a participant in a Ho-Chunk sponsored Summer Youth Program.
  3. Must register with the Ho-Chunk Nation 477 program if unemployed.
  4. Must register with the Ho-Chunk Nation TWTD program.
  5. Must complete and sign a payback agreement.
  6. Must provide any documentation that may be requested by TWTD to determine eligibility for the program or services.
  7. Must exhaust all other avenues of services prior to coming to TWTD and bring copies of all denial letters.

Service Area

We work with tribal members throughout Wisconsin and outside of Wisconsin.

What you need to bring to your intake

  1. Tribal ID
  2. Driver’s License
  3. Letter of Hire (if recently hired)
  4. Two week work schedule
  5. Resume (if not working)
  6. Any certifications/diplomas/degrees you have obtained

Supportive Services

We offer supportive services to clients who have recently accepted an offer of employment and will be starting work shortly or had just started work.  These services cannot be provided once a client has received their first full paycheck or have taken another placement with no gap in paychecks.

Note: Supportive Services will only be taken care of on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.  No exceptions. 

Training Assistance

Assistance to obtain training or classes that are necessary to improve the employability or to help maintain employment or advancement may be available through TWTD.  Note, any travel requests must be made at least 10 days in advance of the training being requested, this follows Advance Travel requirements.  Any trainings that are requested in less than 10 days will not be approved.

Educational Requests

TWTD can assist clients in attaining a Technical Diploma – this is a one year program, any programs that are 2 years or more must go through the Ho-Chunk Nation Higher Education Division. 

Clients must provide the required documentation:

  1. Submit a copy of the Program Specific Acceptance Letter
  2. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. Submit a billing statement from the school
  4. Submit a class schedule from the school
    1. Must have the School Name, Student’s Name, # of credits and academic term on the schedule
  5. Must submit an unofficial transcript at the end of each semester and it must be stamped by the Registrar to be accepted.

Continuing Education Units – CEU’s

Assistance for CEU’s may be provided if it pertains to the client’s employment where it is needed to either (1) maintain employment or (2) provide an opportunity for advancement in current employment.

  1. A letter will be required from the employer stating that these CEU’s are required to either maintain current employment or that it will provide the opportunity for advancement to another higher paying position.

The following requests for assistance will not be considered

  1. Car Insurance
  2. Lunch Assistance
  3. Relocation Assistance
  4. Housing Assistance
  5. Car repairs

Staff:

William Collins – Tribal Workforce Development Manager

Julie Rodriguez – Tribal Workforce Development Case Manager

Delores Krause – Tribal Workforce Development Case Manager

All emails can be directed to the TWTD email: twd@ho-chunk.com

Phone calls can be directed to the Department of Labor office (715) 284-5877

TRAINING AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

TWTD Mission Statement

The Tribal Workforce Training & Development Division’s mission is to assist the Nation in recruitment and retention, success planning, training and development programs for tribal members.

Eligibility:

  1. Must be enrolled in a Federally Recognized Tribe: TWTD will adhere to the Ho-Chunk & Native American Preference referenced in the ERA.
  2. Must be at least 18 years of age or a participant in a Ho-Chunk sponsored Summer Youth Program.
  3. Must register with the Ho-Chunk Nation 477 program if unemployed.
  4. Must register with the Ho-Chunk Nation TWTD program.
  5. Must complete and sign a payback agreement.
  6. Must provide any documentation that may be requested by TWTD to determine eligibility for the program or services.
  7. Must exhaust all other avenues of services prior to coming to TWTD and bring copies of all denial letters.

Service Area

We work with tribal members throughout Wisconsin and outside of Wisconsin.

What you need to bring to your intake

  1. Tribal ID
  2. Driver’s License
  3. Letter of Hire (if recently hired)
  4. Two week work schedule
  5. Resume (if not working)
  6. Any certifications/diplomas/degrees you have obtained

Supportive Services

We offer supportive services to clients who have recently accepted an offer of employment and will be starting work shortly or had just started work.  These services cannot be provided once a client has received their first full paycheck or have taken another placement with no gap in paychecks.

Note: Supportive Services will only be taken care of on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.  No exceptions. 

Training Assistance

Assistance to obtain training or classes that are necessary to improve the employability or to help maintain employment or advancement may be available through TWTD.  Note, any travel requests must be made at least 10 days in advance of the training being requested, this follows Advance Travel requirements.  Any trainings that are requested in less than 10 days will not be approved.

Educational Requests

TWTD can assist clients in attaining a Technical Diploma – this is a one year program, any programs that are 2 years or more must go through the Ho-Chunk Nation Higher Education Division. 

Clients must provide the required documentation:

  1. Submit a copy of the Program Specific Acceptance Letter
  2. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. Submit a billing statement from the school
  4. Submit a class schedule from the school
    1. Must have the School Name, Student’s Name, # of credits and academic term on the schedule
  5. Must submit an unofficial transcript at the end of each semester and it must be stamped by the Registrar to be accepted.

Continuing Education Units – CEU’s

Assistance for CEU’s may be provided if it pertains to the client’s employment where it is needed to either (1) maintain employment or (2) provide an opportunity for advancement in current employment.

  1. A letter will be required from the employer stating that these CEU’s are required to either maintain current employment or that it will provide the opportunity for advancement to another higher paying position.

The following requests for assistance will not be considered

  1. Car Insurance
  2. Lunch Assistance
  3. Relocation Assistance
  4. Housing Assistance
  5. Car repairs

Staff:

William Collins – Tribal Workforce Development Manager

Julie Rodriguez – Tribal Workforce Development Case Manager

Delores Krause – Tribal Workforce Development Case Manager

All emails can be directed to the TWTD email: twd@ho-chunk.com

Phone calls can be directed to the Department of Labor office (715) 284-5877