Providing concepts and entry strategies to promote the economic growth of the Meskwaki Nation by empowering its Native workforce.
The Meskwaki Workforce Department facilitates the mobilization of community assets to diversify employment and promote financial empowerment within the Meskwaki Nation. Its vision is to continually advocate for the development of a healthy, self-sufficient economy while strengthening and building upon Tribal values.
FREE Income Tax Preparation Services
Free income tax preparation services are offered through the AARP Tax Aide Program.
Working in collaboration with the Meskwaki Youth Development Program Financial Literacy training is part of the Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP) and include one hour sessions held over a six week period. The training utilizes the curriculum from Building Native Communities – Financial Skills for Families and covers the topics of:
- Building a Healthy Economy
- Developing a spending plan
- Working with checking and savings accounts
- Understanding credit and your credit report
- Using credit
- Be a smart consumer
Promoting Tribal Economies Course
Promoting Tribal Economies Course (PTEC) is a workforce development course through Workforce DevelopementI for Meskwaki Community Members interested in farming or related business. Participants build their resumes while hearing from local speakers, going on field trips, learning about food and farming, and building workplace skills during on-the-job training.
Call for information about the next class! Contact Shelley Kapayou to find out more at (641) 484-9501.
WORKFORCE Development Staff
|Administrative Assistant||Tamara Mauskemo|
|Farm Production Manager||Grant Shadden|
|Project Manager||Shoshonis Brown|
|Workforce Development Coordinator||Traci Zoffka|
|Physical Address:||Mailing Address:||Phone: 641.484.9501|
|1496 Hwy 30 Suite 500
Tama, IA 52339
|349 Meskwaki Road
Tama, IA 52339