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Cherokee Nation announces $7M for career training, employment opportunities for tribal citizens during COVID


Cherokee Nation citizen Adrianne Bark takes an online practice test for a billing and coding course at Northeast Tech in Kansas, Oklahoma. Bark participated in Cherokee Nation Career Services short-term training program, which paid for her courses, books and testing fees.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced today the Cherokee Nation is dedicating more than $7 million in funding to increase career training and employment opportunities for Cherokees seeking relief through COVID-19.

The funding is part of the Cherokee Nation's Respond, Recover and Rebuild spending relief plan.

"We're committing more than $7 million to our Career Services Department to keep our existing programs at full strength and expand and create new programs to help our citizens who have been economically impacted by COVID-19," Chief Hoskin said. "In the midst of the worst public health crisis in generations, job security and placement can be a challenge for many."


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