Employment and Training

The SNI Employment and Training Department is assisting Seneca youth and adults to succeed in the workforce, encourage self-sufficiency, learn about the work world, and facilitate the creation of job opportunities and any services related to these activities.

Employment and Training provides a broad range of services to the Seneca community incorporated into three programs within the department:

  • Tribal 477 program link
  • Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation program link
  • GED program

The department will provide job related services including job search and placement assistance, computer bank, resume development, vocational training.

Three Programs within the Department include:

  • Tribal 477 program initiative is the creation of the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act, Public Law 102-477 aka 477. 477 is able to integrate several funding streams into one governmental unit to provide consolidated services to eligible members of the Seneca Nation as related to employment and training opportunities.
  • Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation program provides unique, individualized services to members of the Seneca Nation of Indians with a documented disability in preparing for and engaging in gainful employment by providing culturally appropriate vocational rehabilitation services.
  • GED program provides individualized adult education services to members of Seneca Nation that are in need of the GED to obtain employment.

Save the Date! Career Fest Allegany

Posted in: Employment and Training

Career Fest Allegany is coming April 16th!

This is an event hosted by Employment & Training to share training opportunities, introduce you to college majors, and help you to prepare for a career.

For more information call Employment & Training Allegany: (716) 945-8120

Bus Driver Training

Posted in: Employment and Training

Are you looking to earn some extra cash? Maybe you want a career change? Bus driving is an in-demand occupation!

Classes are now forming to allow you to train at your pace, through one-to-one instruction. Financial aid is available to qualified applicants (all applicants must pass a drug test and background check).

Applications are available at the Employment & Training Offices in Cattaraugus (88 Iroquois Drive behind the laundry mat, call 532-1033) or Allegany (3674 Administration Drive in the DPW building, call 945-8120).

Spring Basic Construction Program

Posted in: Employment and Training

Now accepting applications for the Spring Basic Construction Program. The deadline to submit your complete application is February 28th (Cattaraugus) or April 18th (Allegany). No Exceptions!

Classes will be Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm, March 31-May 2, 2014 (Cattaraugus) or May 5 - June 13, 2014 (Allegany).

Students will learn entry-level building fundamentals through classwork, field trips and hands-on experience.

Free to eligible applicants, for more information call the E & T office at 532-1033 (Cattaraugus) or 945-8120 (Allegany).

GED® Program Name Change

Posted in: Employment and Training

What's New in SNI Adult Education (formerly GED®)?

We have a new name! The GED® name has been purchased by a publishing company (Pearson), and has become a registered trademark. This means that GED® must be represented by the registered trademark symbol whenever it is used in communications such as this article. So it was necessary to change our program name to something that wasn't owned.

 In addition, Pearson will make sweeping changes to the General Education test to be put in place January 2014. The good news is New York State opted out of Pearson's  plan, along with many other states. New York has been in negotiations with many companies to have a test written, and be phased in over the next three years. They just announced CTB/McGraw Hill, as the writer of the new High School Equivalency Diploma test, a blessing to our program because we currently use many of McGraw-Hill's cutting edge, research based resources in our classroom!

The equivalency test will still change in January 2014, as we have been advertising for the past year. This means any partial scores will definitely be lost. If you have taken the Official Test between 2002 and 2013, and passed all but one or two parts, …

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Become a Certified Lifeguard!

Posted in: Employment and Training

Have you ever thought of becoming a lifeguard? Now is your chance! Classes are now forming and will be held at the Cattaraugus Community Center, April 26th through 28th. Please see the attached flyer. For any questions contact Heidi John or Leroy Henhawk at the CCC, (716) 532-8450 ext 5703

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