The mission of the Comanche Nation Workforce is to support employment and training activities for unemployed, underemployed or low income.Native American tribal members in order to:
- Develop more fully the academic, occupational, and literacy skills of such individuals.
- Make such individuals more competitive in the workforce and to equip them with the entrepreneurial skills necessary for successful self-employment.
- Promote the economic and social development of Native American communities in accordance with the goals and values of such communities.
There are seven services provided by the Comanche Nation Workforce:
- Work Experience
- On The Job Training
- Supplemental Youth Services Program
- Classroom Training
- Supportive Services
- Employability Enhancement
- Grasshopper Program
The work experience program provides adult clients an opportunity to receive occupational skills training in the private or public job sector. Program participants are placed at work sites for an 8 week period (40 hours per week) and receive a pay rate of $8.50 per hour. A 4-week extension may be granted if the worksite plans on offering the client fulltime permanent employment.
On The Job Training
Should an employer be interested in hiring a program participant as a full-time permanent employee, they can enter into an on-the-job training contract with the Comanche Nation Workforce. The on-the-job training program reimburses an employer up to 50% of the wages earned by a client within the first 90 days of employment.
Supplemental Youth Services Program
The supplemental youth services program provides eligible clients ages 14-24 with an opportunity to receive work experience services in the private or public job sector. Program participants are placed at work sites for a 6 week period (40 hours per week) and receive a pay rate of $7.25 per hour.
The classroom training program provides financial assistance to clients who are enrolled in short-term training courses (9 months or less) at area technology centers or trade schools to help cover the costs of books and tuition. Program participants also receive a stipend in the amount of $7.25 per hour for seat time spent in class. Supplementary funding is also available for those clients requesting assistance with obtaining a GED and for those high school students who are required to attend summer school to maintain their scheduled course of graduation.
Supportive services are available to eligible clients who require financial assistance with clothing and tools needed to obtain employment. The maximum amount awarded per participant is $150.00.
Employability enhancement funding is available to eligible clients who require financial assistance with car repairs, public transportation, or license reinstatement needed to obtain and/or maintain employment. The maximum amount awarded per participant is $250.00.
The Grasshopper Program provides lawn mowing services to Comanche Nation tribal members who are at least 62 years of age and/or disabled.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm