NWIC Receives Vocational Education GrantMay 15th, 1997 | By tcj | Category: 9-1: Honoring Our Native Knowledge, Tribal College News
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education has awarded a two-year vocational grant to Northwest Indian College to fund 12-week to 2-year certificate programs of special interest to Northwest tribal communities. The college will provide classes in retail, computer technology, early children education, and casino security and gaming at the Lummi campus in Bellingham, Wash.
One component of the program will cover tuition for students training to operate large vessels through the Makah Maritime Training Center in Neah Bay, Wash. The program emphasizes career mentoring and job placement. The college will receive $383,000 in 1997-98 and $341,000 in 1998-99.