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Apache Tribe of Oklahoma

The goal of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma is the preservation of our culture, heritage and past.

Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
511 E. Colorado
P.O. Box 1330
Anadarko, OK 73005
Fax: 405.247.2763
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Employment Services

Job Placement & Training

he JP&T Programs method of training is restricted to institutional instruction in an accredited school in recognized and prior approved vocations and trades are. Training is restricted to those vocations which are located in the Apache Tribal jurisdiction and to those which take up to 24 months of instruction for certification. Thirty-six (36) month training will be a consideration for those eligible JP&T students who are in a registered nurse program.
Eligibility Requirements: Training Program

  • The applicant must be an enrolled Apache Tribal Member.
  • The applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
  • The applicant must be a resident from within the jurisdictional area of Anadarko Agency.
  • Applicants who were recipients of educational grants from the Apache Higher Education Program are not eligible for the JP&T Program for at least one (1) calendar year has elapsed since he/she received financial assistance from the Higher Education Grant program.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed a vocational training program that is still viable and employable field but never employed will be considered on a second priority basis.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate a documented financial need for training and, once on the program demonstrate that they have the motivation and are willing to make sacrifices in order to learn their job skills within definite time limits. Successful applicants, or JP&T students, who do not attend class on a regular basis, will be counseled. If no improvement I have shown within 30 days, then he/she will be de-selected.

Eligibility Requirements: Job Placement Program

  • Accept applications for employment assistance from all tribal members over the age of 18.
  • Verify tribal enrollment for program eligibility.
  • Verify the residential requirement.
  • Verify with the employer regarding:
    • Job Title
    • Beginning Wages
    • Date work begins
    • First payday
    • First full payday, and

Verification of employment on the company's letterhead indication that the job is a permanent full-time position.


Direct Employment Assistance Application

Vocational Rehab



In addition to standard physical and psychological treatment, the use of traditional Native medicine and healing of the physical and mental disabilities at the request of the will be incorporated into the IPE.

Training may be provided for an eligible consumer who:

1. Desires to pursue a course of training.

2. do not possess vocational skills which can be utilized for suitable employment within the disability limitations;

3. are determined to have reasonable opportunities for obtaining employment in the chosen vocation or achieving self- sufficiency.

The Four Types of training provided are:

1. VOCATIONAL:  such knowledge and skills that may be acquired through training from an institution, on the job, tutors, or combination of these methods.

2. PRE-VOCATIONAL:  includes any form of academic or basic training provided for the preparatory skills needed for entrance into a vocational training program or employment.

3. PERSONAL or WORK ADJUSTMENT: includes any training given for one or more of the following:

a. To assist the individual in developing personal habits, attitudes, and skills enabling the individual to function effectively in spite of disability.

b. To develop or increase work tolerance prior to engaging in pre-vocational or vocational training or in employment.

c. To develop work habits and to orient the individual into the world of work.

d. To provide skills or techniques enabling the individual to compensate for the loss of sensory function.

4. COLLEGE:  consumers may establish a vocational goal that requires a degree of certificate earned at a college or university.


Vocational Training Contact Information

Phone: (405) 247-8512

Fax: (405) 247-2252




1. The applicant must be a member of a State or Federally Recognized Indian Tribe.  Before initiating application, a consumer must provide a copy of CDIB (Certificate Degree of Indian Blood), Social Security Card, Picture ID & Proof of Residency.

2. Applicant must reside WITHIN the Apache Tribe Voc. Rehab. Program Service area:  Caddo, Comanche, Grady, Kiowa, Tillman & Cotton counties.

3. An individual is eligible for services with the ATVR Program when:

A. He/she has a documentable physical or mental disability which constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to employment;

B. There exists a reasonable expectation that the person would benefit from services in terms of employability or self-sufficiency. ASSUMED
According to the 1998 amendments.

C. Require ATVR Services to prepare for, enter in, or retain gainful employment.

Similar benefits and referrals to other agencies will also be used to assist consumers in meeting their Individual Plan of Employment.

4. The ATVR Program serves members of other State or Federally Recognized Indian Tribes residing within the ATVRs (7) county service area.


Adult Vocational Training Application