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Update on Indian tribal training programs

November 1 2010

Earlier this year TAUC and the U.S. Department of the Interior signed a cooperative agreement to provide job opportunities for residents of Indian reservations (click here for more info). The Building and Construction Trades Department has also been instrumental in setting up several apprentice training programs for Native Americans across the country. In order to keep our membership informed of any new opportunities to help in this joint effort, below is a listing of students who recently graduated from these apprentice programs and are now seeking employment. All are eligible for direct entry placements:

United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters

Hybrid Welders: 14 Level 2 apprentices, nationwide availability.

Energy Auditors: 16 Level 2 apprentices, nationwide.

Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons

16 graduates available in New Mexico, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Oregon.

Bricklayers and Allied Crafts

One graduate in the Washington, DC. Metropolitan Area.

Electrical Workers

One Level 1 in the Midwest (Wisconsin and nearby areas)

Iron Workers

Ninety-eight available, nationwide.

Operating Engineers

Eight Level 1 apprentices in Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and Arizona.


Eight Level 2 apprentices in northwest Montana, Idaho and Washington.

If you are interested and have any job openings for these successful graduates of the training, please contact Jeffrey.Barwick@BIA.Gov, Workforce Development Specialist or call (202) 208-6577. You may also call Lynn.Forcia@BIA.Gov, Division Chief on (202) 219-5270.

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