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Ironworker Training Program
OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Act of 1921, Public Law 67-85, 42 Stat. 208, 25 U.S.C. 13; Indian
Adult Vocational Training Act of 1956, Public Law 84-959, 70 Stat.
986, as amended; Public Law 88-230, 77 Stat. 471, 25 U.S.C. 309.
provide ironworker vocational training, apprenticeships, and job
placement to eligible American Indians through the National Ironworkers
Training Program, located in Broadview, Illinois.
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
American Indians who reside on or near an Indian reservation may
receive vocational training in ironworking and assistance with job
placement upon completion of the program.
Eligibility: Applicants must be an American
Indian who is a member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, at
least 20 years old, possess a high school diploma or General Equivalency
Development (GED) Certificate, be in good physical health, and reside
on or near an Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the Bureau
of Indian Affairs.
AND AWARD PROCESS:
Eligibility: American Indian who is amember
of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government, at least 20
years old, possess a high school diploma or General Equivalency
Development (GED) Certificate, be in good physical health, and
reside on or near an Indian reservation under the jurisdiction
of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Complete information on beneficiary
eligibility is found in 25 CFR, Parts 26 and 27.
Applicant must submit a certificate signed by a Bureau Agency
Superintendent or authorized Tribal representative that indicates
the applicant is an enrolled member or registered with a Federally
Recognized Indian Tribe.
Coordination: None. This program is excluded
from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Procedure: Applicants should apply for program
services on Bureau of Indian Affairs Form BIA-8205 at the nearest
Bureau Employment Assistance office or tribal government office.
Procedure: Individual applications are processed
at the Bureau agency or tribal contract offices to determine eligibility.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: 1 to 90 days.
Appeals may be made to the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Agency Superintendent
or to the Regional Director. The complete appeal process for an
individual is found in 25 CFR, Part 2, "Appeals of Administrative
Actions." Appeals of a Tribal contractor's decision must be made
under the Tribe's appeal procedures.
and Matching Requirements: None.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: Assistance
for Ironworker training is not to exceed 12 weeks. Payments for
subsistence and related training costs are released as required
by beneficiary. Job placement assistance is provided upon completion
(Grants) FY 01 $521,000; FY 02 est $521,000; and FY 03 est not
and Average of Financial Assistance:
Students receive $185 per week for the duration of the
program for room and board and miscellaneous expenses. Work clothes
and tools are also provided.
Over 120 individuals have participated in this program; over 80
completed their training and over 60 of these individuals were subsequently
employed as ironworkers.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
25 CFR 26 and 25 CFR 27.
or Local Office: Applications may be filed with
the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agency office as listed in Appendix
IV of the Catalog. For direct contact: Mr. Robert Mitacek, Director,
National Ironworkers Training Program for American Indians, 1819
Beach Street, Broadview, Illinois 60153. Telephone (708) 345-2344.
Office: Office of Economic Development, Division
of Job Placement and Training, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849
C Street, NW, MS 4640 MIB, Washington, DC 20240. Contact: Lynn
Forcia Telephone: (202) 219-5270.
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
This program provides vocational training and job placement in ironworking
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Applications are received for both vocational training and direct
employment participants. Final determination to fund an application
is based on the individual's eligibility.
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