The Oneida Indian Nation Education Department’s is now accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Work/Learn Program. This program is designed to give youth the opportunity to learn real-life job skills and requirements of various career options available to them.

All American Indian youth participating in the Youth Work/Learn Program must be current students who are 14 – 20 years old, or 13 year old Oneida Nation Members. Students who are graduating in June 2017 are eligible to participate in the program.

Two work crews will be established. One crew will consist of Oneida Members who will have been 13 years old by the spring 2017 semester. They will work 20 hours per week and will be assigned to a variety of Oneida Nation service locations. American Indian youth who are 16 – 20 years old will receive individual assignments to Nation enterprise and department locations including: SāvOn Convenience Stores, Car Care, the Shenendoah or Sandstone Hollow golf courses at Turning Stone, Marion Manor or Snug Harbour Marinas, Oneida Nation Health Services, Nation Library, Four Directions Productions, Early Learning Center, Department of Housing, Nation Facilities (age 18 and up) or other locations. Applicants should note any specific area of interest on the application.

Applications are currently available at the Ray Elm Children & Elders Center reception desk. Contact: Randy Phillips, Education Program assistant manager, at (3150 829-8206 or 1-800-685-6115.

Click here to read about last years’ YWL participants.