View a NINAETC committee notice - 2018 NINAETC/477 Awards Nominations, 39th NINAETC/477 Training

Throughout the year, as workforce development professionals, we encounter a number of extraor­dinary individuals (adults and youth) who take full advantage of the opportunities provided through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 166 and Public Law 102-477 programs and achieve great success in their chosen endeavors. Also, we are fortunate to work with many great companies and organizations that not only serve as employers for our participants but also work to develop individual employees.

As such, we appreciate the opportunity to honor the “Outstanding” among these participants and employers. Enclosed are nomination forms for the four award categories to be presented during the 39th National Indian and Native American Employment / Public Law 102-477 Training. Recipients will be honored at the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Paragon Casino Resort.

The following 2018 nomination forms are attached:

  • Howard Yackus Memorial Scholarship Award - Participant will receive a $500.00 scholarship award.
  • Alice BigPond Roach Memorial Award - Participant will receive a $500.00 award.
  • Four (4) Outstanding Participant Awards (2 of each 166 & 477) - Grantee will receive a travel allowance of $300.00 for participant to travel to NINAETC/477 to accept award.
  • Two (2) Outstanding Employer Awards (one of each 166 & 477)

Nominations must be received by March 2, 2018 March 12, 2018. Please send nominations and supporting documents by MAIL: 2018 NINAETC / 477 Awards Committee, c/o Holly Snowball Morales, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, 3600 San Jeronimo Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508 FAX: (907) 793-3394; or EMAIL: A confirmation email will be sent once the nomination is received. For additional information, please call (907) 793-3394.

Your active involvement in helping NINAETC/477 to honor these individuals and to showcase what Indian and Native American WIOA Section 166 and Public Law 102-477 programs are really all about will be very much appreciated.