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ALBUQUERQUE WIOA FIELD OFFICE
ALBUQUERQUE WIOA FIELD OFFICE

 


Welcome to NIYC's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program's Albuquerque Field Office or AFO for short. The AFO is one of three field offices operated by the National Indian Youth Council so that it may provide employment and training services to off-reservation American Indians/Alaskan Natives living in the state of New Mexico. NIYC's WIOA Program, and its three field offices, are funded by a grant from the United States Department of Labor's Division of Indian and Native American Programs.

AFO Location:
      318 Elm Street SE
      Albuquerque, NM 87102

If you are interested in NIYC's WIOA program, as either a participant or as a potential WEX work site partner, please call: (505) 247-2251

AFO Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, closed 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM each day.

ALBUQUERQUE FIELD OFFICE STAFF

Melissa Wassana, MBA
Navajo
Associate Director of WIOA Programs & Information Systems
mwassana@niyc-alb.org

Tera Frank
Navajo
Job Developer
tfrank@niyc-alb.org

Raven Begay
Navajo
Intake Interviewer
rbegay@niyc-alb.org

SERVICES, ACTIVITIES, AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE

Work Experience (WEX) is a planned, structured, time-limited learning experience that takes place in a workplace. A WEX position may be paid or unpaid, as appropriate, and may be provided in the private for-profit, non-profit, or public sectors. Current NIYC WEX partners include Native American Housing Consultants, Education for Parent of Indian Children with Special Needs, Albuquerque Indian Center, American Red Cross in N.M., Roadrunner Food Bank, The Storehouse, Furniture Liquidators Corral, and The Event Palace (new worksites are being developed).

Classroom Training (CT) participants are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary school to work towards a GED, certificate, or academic degree in order to prepare them to enter, re-enter. and/or compete in the workforce by gaining valuable knowledge, skills, competencies and credentials needed to do so. lves and their families. Educational institutions that NIYC currently works with includes Central New Mexico Community College, University of New Mexico, SIPI and other local colleges. CT participants receive stipends based on the number of hours spent in the classroom.

Job Search Club NIYC has started a job serach club for those participants who are waiting for placements. The club helps participants create an effective resume, practice on interview skills, such as "Questions to ask Interviewers" or "How to answer challenging questions during a job interview". We also address the importance of the business/office dress code to be professional and respected, while at your worksite.

Computer Lab A computer lab is available for participants which allows them to conduct online job searches, fraft resumes/cover letters, and conduct online research. Printers are also available for participants.

Resource Library NIYC's AFO has a library of books and periodicals which can assist participants in their job search, in researching career choices, developing application materials, and learning best practices for job searches, interviews, and more.