Workforce Education Department

The NWIC Workforce Education Department proudly offers fast-track, short, and long term training opportunities with a focus on meeting the workforce needs of tribal communities and surrounding areas. The goal of the Workforce Education department is to provide credentials, industry recognized certifications, training and knowledge to increase the employability and career advancement of tribal people in technical and industrial disciplines.

Basic Education for Adults (BEDA) is one of the longest running programs at Northwest Indian College, dedicated to helping adult students acquire a high school credential or equivalent. Through partnerships with area technical and community colleges our BEDA program is able to offer pathways to adult diplomas or equivalent through the High School 21+ program or traditional GED testing.

Construction Trades offers industry recognized certifications in the field of carpentry through the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER). This one-year program moves students from an introduction to construction trades with CORE Curriculum through to fine carpentry skills with Cabinetry. Using a “Practice for Employment” model, students receive training in an environment that closely mirrors employment with an expectancy of accountability, dependability and responsibility all leading to an expectation of employability.

Information Technology offers industry recognized certifications in various aspects of IT support services through CompTIA. This variety of course offerings is intended to prepare trainees in disciplines associated with the IT needs of business and tribal organizations from IT fundamentals to cyber security. Using a “Practice for Employment” model, students receive training in an environment that closely mirrors employment with an expectancy of accountability, dependability and responsibility all leading to an expectation of employability, training in an environment that closely mirrors employment with an expectancy of accountability, dependability and responsibility all leading to an expectation of employability.

Fast-track certifications are NWIC Workforce Education’s response to industry demands. These are short-term training opportunities intended to provide credentials and certifications in demand in local and regional industries. Certifications may include flagging, forklift operation, aerial lift operation, CPR/First Aid certification and a myriad of other in demand, short-term trainings focused on increasing the employability of participants and meeting the workforce needs of area employers.

For more information, contact the workforce education department at 36-392-4293.