The Inter-Tribal Council of Louisiana (ITCLA) is a consortium of Tribes in the State of Louisiana. The five tribes who belong to the consortium are: The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, the Jena Band of Choctaw Tribe of Louisiana, THe Tunic Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, and the Houma Tribe of Louisiana.
The purpose of ITCLA shall be to provide leadership, advocacy and educational services, and needs assessment on behalf of All Native Americans with the geographic area of the state of Louisiana, with special emphasis being given to the employment and training needs of the American Indian Community.
The Inter-Triabl Council of Louisiana provides manpower services to assist clients interested in returning to the workforce. Services include assisting with job search, creating a resumé, preperation for job interviews, consultation in regards to educational or technical training options.
The Inter-Tribal Council of Louisiana also provides emplyment training through our Work Experience program designed for adults who have graduated or received his/her GED and looking to get back into the workforce. Also ITCLA provides summer employment training to youth who are looking to gain work experience for the summer. ITCLA also has an extensive OJT (On The Job Training Program). This program allows us to work with local employers who hire participants on our program. Employer will be reimbursed 50% of the training cost during a client's training period.
The Inter-Tribal Council of Louisiana provides classroom training opportunities for American Indians who are part of our consortium for either Basic (GED) or Vocational (Advanced Skills Training). All participants who take part in this program may be reimbursed $3.00 per clock hour if eligible for the program.
If interested in any of the services the Inter-Tribal Council of Louisiana has to offer please contact Shaunee Huffman your local Field Service Representative in your area at (318) 992-0495 or you may contact the Administration Office at (985) 851-5408.