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Terri McDade
Terri McDade was working at Ouachita Publics School as an elementary classroom teacher. She came to Career Development seeking assistance while she earned her MSE in Educational Theory and Practice. After completing her MSE, Terri completed a program of study to earn her Building Level Principal License. She used her new license to become the Ouachita Elementary Principle for the 2014-2015 school year. Terri would like to thank Choctaw Nation and the Career Development Program for the assistance provided during her graduate program and the quick response and support from her counselor.

You're never too young to begin estate planning   

Eileen St. Pierre, The Everyday Financial Planner


Last month, the population of my town doubled. The speed of 
traffic has increased. Pedestrians are all over the place, with their 
eyes fixed to their cell phones, totally oblivious to the world 
around them. Yep, college is back in session.

I know it's hard for people so full 
of life to think about, well, the end. But you are never too young to begin estate planning.

Estate planning involves making important decisions for the people you love. People without 
an estate plan die intestate, which means the inheritance laws of your state dictate how your property is passed on to your heirs. For college students and young adults, even if your property will pass to your parents, that process is sped up - and cheaper - with a simple will. 

How for profit colleges rip off students


By Whitney Barkley
updated 11:54 AM EDT, Mon September 1, 2014

(CNN) -- There are promising signs that the Department of Education and the Department of Justice might be getting serious about holding for-profit colleges accountable

The devious practices of one of the country's largest

for-profit colleges finally caught up with it in June after years of accusations

of inflated job placement rates, abysmally low graduation rates, high loan default rates and more when Corinthian Colleges reached a deal with the Department of Education
to shut down its operations
In exchange for $16 million in operating funds, Corinthian -- the parent company of Everest University, Everest University Online, Wyotech, and Heald College
-- agreed to sell off or close its more than 100 campuses across the country, while at the same time denying the allegations.



Read more. 

Getting Your Resume into the Right Hands   

Combine new-age research with old-fashioned correspondence to increase your chances for success in the job search.

By Andrew Klappholz

The job search is an ever-changing landscape that seems to get more crowded and more complex by the day.

It often seems that when you submit your resume online, it just goes into what experts call the "recruiting black hole" and is never heard from again.


Read more. 

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21 Native American Organizations
You Need to Know
Publication Date: October 31, 2011

In recognition of National American Indian Heritage Month, Diversity Best Practices is providing a list of key organizations serving the Native American community. Information about additional organizations is available in WOW!Facts.  (Editor's Note: This article was updated on November 2, 2011 and now includes 21 organizations.)

American Indian Business Leaders (AIBL)
American Indian Business Leaders is a nonprofit organization designed to support and promote the education and development of future Native American leaders, while maintaining and incorporating cultural values.

American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships and other support for American Indian students. The Fund disburses approximately 6,000 scholarships each year for American Indian students seeking to better their lives through higher education. The Fund also provides support for tribal college needs ranging from capital support to cultural preservation activities.


American Indian Policy Center
Its mission is to provide government leaders, policy makers and the public with accurate information about the legal and political history of American Indian nations, and the contemporary situation for American Indians.



Trucking Jobs Available in Poteau, OK...

  Contact Bryan Martin for more information at bmartin@choctawnation.com 



cabheader Join us for this FREE Financial Literacy Webinar  

presented by Eileen St. Pierre, Certified Financial Planner


Your will must go through the probate process to be considered legally valid.  This webinar is the second in a 3-part series on Estate Planning.   It will provide a description of the probate process and possible costs. Many people think probate is a long, expensive process. But there are ways to reduce or eliminate probate costs through the use of Summary Administration, trusts, proper titling of assets, and naming beneficiaries. You will also learn how life insurance can help settle an estate faster.



Title: Understanding (and Avoiding) Probate  

Date:  Wednesday, October 8th 

Time:  11:00 am


 Register here! 




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Employment Spotlight

The 10 Hardest Jobs to Fill in 2014 
By Kathryn Dill, Forbes Magazine

Skilled workers have always been a commodity. Now, in many professions, they're a rarity as well.

Each year, human resources consulting group ManpowerGroup releases its Talent Shortage Survey, geared towards determining which professions are struggling the most to find the skilled professionals they need to carry out their business functions, and pinpointing the 10 jobs proving hardest to fill with qualified candidates for that year.

"If you look at these past 9 years, what we're seeing is a story that the talent shortages are persisting," says Rebekah Kowalski, principle consultant with Right Management, Manpower's MAN -0.68% workforce consulting division. "They're increasingly making it harder for employers to find the right talent they need to serve their businesses."

Indeed, 45% of employers surveyed this year reported that talent shortages resulted in a reduced ability to serve clients, while 37% reported reduced competition and productivity.

Topping the list for the fifth year in a row is skilled trade workers, a group of professions that have been on the list every year since 2008, and topped it every year since 2010.

"There are not enough people going into the skilled trades to make up with folks that are leaving," says Kowalski. "It's an aging workforce."  Read more...



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