Divisions ⇒ Community Services

VISION STATEMENT

It is our vision to empower the Alamo Community to work together towards self-sufficiency in the world of work.

MISSION STATEMENT

To educate, counsel, train, encourage, and empower the Alamo Community towards self-sufficiency in the world of work and to work towards improving their daily life by learning to read, write, and speak English, and compute mathematical problems.

As a result of contracting its own educational services, the Alamo Community began to look at other services that were provided by government agencies and began to discuss other services that the community could contract through ANSBI.

The Division of Community Services is home to supplemental grants and federal programs used specifically to leverage regular programs with specific career technical education, training, postsecondary preparation, and employment opportunities for youth and young adults of the Alamo Community.

Such programs include:

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Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP)

In the year 2001 the Native American Vocational Technical Education Program (NAVTEP) was awarded to ANSBI for the purpose of supporting Alamo youth with postsecondary assistance. In 2007, the award name changed to Native American Career Technical Education Program (NACTEP). The purpose continues to support native communities with postsecondary assistance with an emphasis on Career Technical Education following the Career Pathways framework.

The program offers on-site educational and training programs, dual credit opportunities at the local high school, and students enrolled in postsecondary institutions outside of the community. Training for an industry recognized credential include: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO), Commercial Driving License for Class A Tractor Trailor and Class B School Bus Driver, Forest Worker’s Safety Certification, etc.

GOAL:

The overall goal of the Alamo Navajo Career and Technical Education Project is to implement coherent and rigorous CTE services for targeted secondary (11th/12th grade ), postsecondary, and adult learners, enabling them to become productive students and employees meet the needs of a global workforce.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Prepare 100% of the NACTEP-CTE enrolled secondary (11th/12th grade) students with CTE skill proficiencies as demonstrated by completion of dual credit courses that will lead to attainment of an industry-recognized credential, certificate, and/or Associate degree;
  2. Assist 100% of the NACTEP-CTE enrolled postsecondary students to attain CTE skill proficiencies aligned with industry-recognized standards, gain or retain employment, continue or complete their 2-yr postsecondary education, or be placed in military or apprenticeship programs; and
  3. Enroll adult learners in attaining CTE skill proficiencies to gain or retain employment, upgrade job skills, enroll in postsecondary training program, complete courses toward and obtain an industry recognized certificate and/or degree

Download NACTEP post-secondary off-reservation application
Download NACTEP post-secondary on-reservation education or training application
Download NACTEP post-secondary education/training policy

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Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, USDepartment of Labor Section 166 (WIOA) and Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board (SAWDB)

Historical Perspective

The Alamo Navajo School Board, Inc. is the recipient of two WIOA funding sources:

  1. U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (DOL/ETA), Indian and Native American Program – Employment and Training Grants. WIOA funds were granted to ANSBI since 1984 under the CETA program. Funding was awarded based on a designated geographic and demographic area and funding continues to be awarded to ANSBI.
  2. U.S. Department of Labor, WIOA grants awarded to the 50 states, and to the regional districts of each state. For New Mexico, there are five regions, Alamo is located in the Southwestern Area made up of seven counties. Through the Southwestern Area Workforce Development Board, Alamo is a recipient of youth funds to be used for the purpose of WIOA.

WIOA – Requirements for Eligibility

  • Intake/Eligibility/Goal Setting, Application,
  • Assessment – TABE –
  • Employability Skills Training
  • One-Time Assistance, Training,
  • Off/On Site Work Experience
  • Reporting System – Bear Tracks (Section 166)
  • CASE MANAGEMENT
  • Off/On Site Work Experience for youth and young adults
  • Reporting System – NMWORKFORCE CONNECTIONS SYSTEM (NMWCOS)
  • CASE MANAGEMENT (SAWDB)

Documents not yet available
Download WIOA Intake and Application Forms
Download WIOA Brochures

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Adult Education (AE)

The goal of the Alamo AE program is to support and encourage adult learners to:

  • Become literate citizens,
  • Assist adult learners with skills to strengthen their self-confidence to become self-sufficient,
  • Assist adults to enter the workforce,
  • Assist adults to enter postsecondary education,
  • Assist adults to gain & retain employment, and to
  • Assist adults to attain their high school diplomas.

UNM Valencia Adult Education
EVERYTHING IS ONLINE

  • Register at: vcabe.unm.edu/ 2017 (register at this website)
  • After registering, Sherri or Kamren will receive your TABE ticket.
  • For individuals 18 or younger, an underage agreement form must be signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Before testing, get your Online Student Schedule at: http://Tinyurl.com/AE19AssessSched and http://Tinyurl.com/AE19Additional
  • Next Step:
  • Before taking the TABE test, make sure the test ticket has the right information from your application. Students will then read instructions for online access. So you must read carefully
  • After completing the test, you will need to request an email through www.nmdelt.org/
  • When your email is accepted you will create your own password.
  • Using your NMDELT account you will email Allison Lucero at allison@nmdelt.org, and let her know that you created an account with nmdelt and you are a student from Alamo requesting a PLATO login.
  • Allison Lucero will email you your Username & Password with information about PLATO and EdReady.
  • Your daily attendance and instructional hours will be closely monitored
  • The Procedure above will help you enroll to UNM Valencia Adult Education. Please feel free to ask questions
  • REMEMBER, EVERYTHING IS ONLINE AND YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN WITH THE ADULT EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR…

Memorandum of Understanding

  1. New Mexico Workforce Connections
  2. UNM Valencia Adult Education Program
  3. Postsecondary Institutions
    1. Navajo Technical University
    2. Central NM College
    3. University of New Mexico – Valencia Branch
    4. Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

Assessment & Educational Preparation Resources

ASSESSMENTS:

  1. ACCUPLACER – College Entrance Exam
  2. HiSet – for High School Diploma
  3. GED – for High School Diploma
  4. DRC TABE – Test of Adult Basic Education

EDUCATION PREPARATION:

  1. Essential Education – computerized instructional program to help prepare students for HiSet exam
  2. UNM Valencia Online Education and PLATO – computerized instructional program to help students prepare for HiSet exam
  3. On-site supplemental: Tutoring, Financial Literacy, Keyboarding, Comprehensive Guidance & Counseling

Documents not yet available
Download Intake Form
Download Flyer

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New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps (NMYCC)

The purpose of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program is to provide a process to employ young persons in public projects that conserve New Mexico's natural resources and provide community benefits of lasting value. New Mexico will benefit by having its natural and urban environments improved and enhanced and its youth instilled with an appreciation of natural resources, cooperation, hard work and accomplishment.

CORPS MEMBER REQUIREMENTS

  • unemployed;
  • a New Mexico resident (who has resided in New Mexico for at least six months immediately prior to commencing work);
  • in-school or out-of-school youth; and
  • for summer and seasonal projects, are between the ages of 14 and 25 years of age or:
  • for the residential programs, are not less than 16 or more than 25 years of age.

Applications will become available in the event ANSBI is funded. This is a yearly award.