Tribal Training and Development focuses on NSHC’s vision of supporting and developing the region’s youth to pursue higher education and health care careers to ensure there is future tribal leadership. The program oversees NSHC scholarships, including general scholarships, employee scholarships, and vocational scholarships, which were new in FY21. Tribal Training and Development also manages NSHC’s summer internship program and works with reginal partners to provide the College JumpStart Program and “Behind the Wheel” Program.
In an effort to “grow our own,” Tribal Training and Development works with UAF Northwest Campus to provide training programs in the region for people interested in pursuing a healthcare career. UAF Northwest Campus now has three training programs, where participants get on track to employment at NSHC: the Personal Care Attendant, Certified Nurse Assistant, and Nursing programs.
The Tribal Training and Development Team:
Tribal Training & Development Manager
Vincent Villella, M.Ed.
NW AHEC Director
Education Coordinator – based in Unalakleet