CIMC NEWS:

CIMC CPY Program hosted "Hack the Rez" Coding Boot Camp for Youth

The CIMC Career Pathways for Youth Program, partnering with The NBCUniversal Foundation, recently hosted the "Hack the Rez" Coding Boot Camp for youth. Through this training, 23 youth received website development training and each launched their own website. Each youth who completed the training were provided with a Mac laptop computer, purchased with funding from the Macdonald Foundation. Training was provided by General Assembly. The Boot Camp was held at the Pala Casino Spa Resort on June 25-July 3, 2018.

- Posted July 11, 2018

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CIMC Featured in National Congress of American Indians Workforce Development Toolkit

CIMC, specifically the "Leadership Training for Entrepreneurial/Small Business/Economic Development" program is featured as an innovative program in the Leadership Matters section of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) "Tribal Workforce Development: A Decision-Framing Toolkit" NCAI identifies this toolkit as “A nation-building checklist for tribal workforce development." This toolkit shares the main findings of NCAI’s multi-year research project examining the innovative approaches to workforce development that tribal nations along with Native organizations and tribal colleges and universities are forging, how they are achieving success (as they define it), and why....read more

NCAI's Tribal Workforce Development Toolkit: An Overview (video)

NCAI Breakout Session: A Nation-Building Toolkit for Tribal Workforce Development (video)

- posted June 27, 2018

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CIMC Elders Program Hosted Caregiver Training in Oroville

The CIMC Elders Program provided Caregiver Training to 26 students at the Gold Country Casino & Resort in Orovile, California on April 20-23, 2018. Caregivers learned the skills needed to be a respite care provider.

- posted May 8, 2018

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CIMC 2018 Native Entrepreneur Training Program Graduated 24 Emerging Entrepreneurs

Graduates of the 2018 CIMC Leadership Training for Entrepreneurial / Small Business / Economic Development class were honored with a graduation banquet at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California on April 25, 2018. See Media Releases for each Graduate.

- posted April 27, 2018

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CIMC Awarded Grant by The NBCUniversal Foundation to host Coding Boot Camp for Native Youth

The NBCUniversal Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant award which will allow CIMC to host Hack the Rez, a seven day coding boot camp for Native youth, 16-24 years of age. The boot camp will be held on the Pala Reservation and is co-hosted by the CIMC Escondido Field Office and the CIMC Career Pathway for Youth Program. See Training Flyer for location and date.

- posted April 27, 2018

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CIMC Staff Recognized for Contributions to Success of National Native Employment Conference

CIMC Staff members were recognized for contributions to the success of the 39th National Indian and Native American Employment / Public Law 102-477 Training Conference at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana on April 8-13,2018. L-R: Jaynee Peters, Volunteer; Carol Jennings, Executive Secretary; Teresa Marie Willson, Executive Assistant; Elizabeth Fernandez, Administrative Support Asisstant; and Rachel Van Koughnet, Administrative Secretary

- posted April 27, 2018

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CIMC Executive Director Re-Elected as Treasurer of the National Native Employment Conference

Ms. Lorenda T. Sanchez, CIMC Executive Director, was re-elected as the Treasurer for the National Indian and Native American Employment/Public Law 102-477 Training Conference. Elections were held on April 11, 2018.

- posted April 27, 2018

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CIMC Participant recognized as "Outstanding" at National Native Employment Conference

CIMC had the opportunity to participate in honoring Ms. Tessa Smith as one of four Outstanding Participants at the 39th National Indian and Native American Employment / Public Law 102-477 Training Conference held at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana, April 8-13, 2018. Ms. Smith, a member of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, was accompanied by Ms. Christina Arzate from the CIMC Escondido Field Office. Ms. Arzate nominated her for this prestigious award in recognition of her remarkable progress as a participant of the CIMC Workforce Development Program, under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

- posted April 27, 2018

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CIMC has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Sierra Health Foundation 201 Responsive Grant Program. The grant award addresses increasing efficiency in delivery of high quality programs and services to Native Americans throughout Northern California... see full Media Release

- posted September 8, 2017

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CIMC has announced training dates for the 2018 Leadership Training for Entrepreneurial / Small Business / Economic Development.

  • January 23-25, 2018
  • February 21-22, 2018
  • March 20-22, 2018
  • April 24-25, 2018
  • Locations will be announced. Applicants selected to receive training must attend all four sessions to receive certification.
  • Applications are due November 20, 2017.

- posted August 21, 2017

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The 39th Annual Membership Meeting of the California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc. will be held November 3-4, 2017 at the Pala Casino Spa and Resort in Pala, California.

Delegates from member tribes and organizations will gather to gain valuable information for their communities and to celebrate the accomplishments of Program Year 2016.

- Posted June 15, 2017

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CIMC Mobile App is available at:

(Instructional Brochure)

CIMC recently launched the CIMC Mobile App. Users may call directly or email each CIMC Field Office, or receive map directions to each office. Individuals who download the free CIMC Mobile App will also have the option to receive push notifications that will send messages about upcoming job trainings, available job openings, and upcoming events directly to their mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry). CIMC Delegates can receive updates on programs for their communities.

Grant funding for the development of the CIMC Mobile App was received from the Sierra Health Foundation, an independent foundation committed to supporting health-related activities in Northern California.

- posted December 13, 2016

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CIMC staff received Chief's Award from the US DOL- Division of Indian and Native American Programs

CIMC Executive Director, Lorenda T. Sanchez and CIMC MIS Specialist, Jennifer Whitmore, were each recognized for contributions and dedication to the Indian and Native American (INA) communities by the U.S. Department of Labor, Division of Indian and Native American Programs.

They were honored at the 37th National Indian and Native American Employment / Public Law 102-477 Training event held in Reno, Nevada, August 21-25, 2016. The Chief's Award is the Division's top award for INA grantees.

- Posted August 31, 2016

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