Summary: This new position will assist the Education Department in creating Cankuya, a new post-secondary mentoring and training programs for Lower Sioux members and other Native students in the area who are interested in training for careers in the construction trades. In this first year, they will focus primarily on partnering with Lower Sioux Education, Lower Sioux Housing, Pyatt Studios, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, the Southwest Private Industry Council, and Southwest West Central Service Cooperative to manage a new ‘Earn and Learn’ construction trades certificate program. The goal is to train and certify at least 10 members’ or other Native residents ages 16-24 years, that are out of school, in Construction Trades. The certificate curriculum will include MN West Construction trades course-work and hemp and green housing building on-site at Lower Sioux. This Coordinator will focus on recruiting and managing the students’ through the year-long program as well as coordinating all required records, reporting and partnerships. Lessons learned from this initial construction trades pathway (Cankuya) will be used to plan future hands-on construction trades and other career-focused post-secondary training for Lower Sioux’s Education Department. Knowledge of the Community and existing resources as well as strong problem-solving and communication skills are a plus.