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Kawerak sponsors and coordinates village-based trainings as requested by employers and communities in preparation for employment opportunities, as funding permits. Participant eligibility may vary for each training program. Examples of training programs are:

Construction safety, boiler repair, appliance repair, carpentry, residential electricity & plumbing, heavy equipment operation, flagging, hazwoper certification, welding, energy efficiency, and global positioning systems.

How the Training Calendar is Decided

Village Based Training works with the IRA's of each village to determine what job opportunities are coming to the village or what skills need to be upgraded to increase or keep village residents employed in the near future. Funding sources, trainers and other resources are prioritized to the best advantage of the region. At Village Based training, we work to keep each village in our rotation of ongoing training.

Eligibility Criteria

Any tribal Members from the Bering Straits Region in the village of the training will be given preference for the training. Members from Nome Eskimo Community must apply through their IRA's to provide funding. Anyone else in the village of the training will be allowed in after these preferences. Trainees must be willing to come to training daily for entire length of training period. Kawerak cannot provide incentives to training, but can supply supportive services for individuals, if necessary, and requested before the training.

To apply for training you must submit the following:

  • Completed Application
  • Intake Form
  • Short Employability Development Plan
  • Tribal Enrollment Verification (all applicants must be tribally Enrolled within the Bering Straits Region to an IRA Office)
  • State Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card