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19 Apr

Employment Skills Labs Open to Assist Tribal Members

Posted by United Houma Nation on Sunday, April 19, 2015

The world of employment has changed significantly in just the last 10 years.  Computers and technology have altered the way to apply for work, conduct job search and increased the entry level skills required for potential employees.  Gone are the days of computer skills being a plus; today it is a necessity.

The tribal employment programs have joined together to ensure our people are able to be competitive.  Employment Skill Computer Labs, a joint effort between the Inter-Tribal Council of Louisiana and the UHN Vocational Rehabilitation Program, have been opened in 3 locations to assist with this effort.  The Skills Labs are available and open for walk in services such as job search and resume development.  Additionally each program will be conducting periodic classes on basic computing and Microsoft Office software such as Word and Excel.  Limits may apply to who is eligible to participate in classes due to funding limitations.  In most cases, attendees will need to be clients of the programs sponsoring.

Where are the labs located and when are they open?

  • UHN Houma Office (6 stations available) - 991 Grand Caillou Road, Bldg #2, Houma, LA  70363.  Open Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • UHNVR Marrero Office (4 stations available) - 931 Westwood Drive Suite C, Marrero, LA  70072.  Open Monday-Thursday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Chitimacha Tribal Fire Station (6 stations available) - 215 Coushatta Drive, Charenton, LA  70523. Open 24 hours.

Please note that the Labs are intended to assist tribal members with their employment needs and as such individuals needing this assistance have priority for use.  All individuals utilizing the lab MUST sign in and verify the purpose of the visit.  Each lab has expected behavior including no food or drinks allowed onsite, unsupervised children are not allowed, inappropriate personal use is unallowed and individuals behaving inappropriately or misusing the lab will be asked to leave and may lose privileges.