Apprenticeship Program

Our Mission

The mission of the Meskwaki Nation Apprenticeship Program is to improve skilled workforce competitiveness and entrepreneurial opportunity through practical on-the-job training, competency-based technical education, and occupational education. By meeting the requirements for graduation from the Meskwaki Nation Apprenticeship Program, an individual will obtain skills and demonstrate success toward a career path in technical occupations from an accredited institution.

About Our Program

Meskwaki Nation Apprenticeship is recognized by the US Department of Labor and has obtained a National Center for Construction Education accreditation. We currently offer classes and “on-the-job” training for 5 technical trades (carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and pest control).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I apply?

You can apply by filling out this application and dropping it off at the physical address listed in the contact information.

How old do I have to be?

You must be 18 years old to apply and have a high school diploma or G.E.D.

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Apprenticeship Program Staff

Matt Bear

Apprenticeship Director

Apprenticeship

ac.exec@meskwaki-nsn.gov
641-484-9388

Bob Jones

Lead Electrician Instructor

Apprenticeship

lei.mhp@meskwaki-nsn.gov
641-484-9388

Randy Lowe

Lead HVAC Instructor

Apprenticeship

randall.lowe@meskwaki-nsn.gov
641-484-9371

Yolanda Pushetonequa

Administrative Services Instructor

Apprenticeship

aai.map@meskwaki-nsn.gov
641-484-9388

Todd Robbins

Lead Carpenter Instructor

Apprenticeship

ci.mhp@meskwaki-nsn.gov
641-484-9388

Chris Thorpe

Plumbing Trainer

Apprenticeship

christopher.thorpe@meskwaki-nsn.gov
641-484-9388

Mark Urban

HVAC Trainer

Apprenticeship

1772.hap@meskwaki-nsn.gov
641-484-9388

Breanna Waseskuk

Administrative Assistant

Apprenticeship

aa.map@meskwaki-nsn.gov
641-484-9391

Josh Youngbear

Lead Plumber Instructor

Apprenticeship

pi.mhp@meskwaki-nsn.gov
641-484-9388

Contact Our Program Staff

Operation Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM

Phone Number

(641) 484-9388

Physical & Mailing Address

3138 H Ave
Tama, IA 52339

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Contact the Meskwaki Nation

Get in touch with our main office if you have general questions or need assistance finding the correct department to contact.