Workforce Development - YDSP

Ysleta del Sur Pueblo

“Everything we do, we do for the next generation. We want to raise the bar so that going to college and having a career is a norm for the next generation.”

                                – Governor Carlos Hisa, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo 

Advancing the Pueblo’s Nation Building process, the Empowerment Department’s “wrap-around” system works to eliminate programmatic redundancies, increase fiscal efficiency, and streamline its services so that it can properly cultivate Tigua citizens’ skills and experience in furtherance of the evolving development, industry, and workforce needs and priorities of the Pueblo. Singularly focused on building “tribal member capacity to reach educational goals and succeed in the up-and-coming workforce,” the Empowerment Department replaces the Pueblo’s once narrow and fragmented focus on job skills and placements with a strategic approach that seeks to “produce wholly educated citizens, able to learn and adapt as economic climates and industries change in order to create a self-sufficient people”…

CONNECT: Anna Silvas, Director, Empowerment Department, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo,

To learn more about Ysleta del Sur Pueblo’s workforce development story, click on the resources below.

Workforce Development: YSLETA DEL SUR PUEBLO

INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT Case Study: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo 
Interview: Carlos Hisa, Governor, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (video)
Interview: Christopher Gomez, Lieutenant Governor, Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (video) 
Interview: Christopher Munoz, HR Director, Tigua, Inc. (video)
Christopher Munoz: Workforce Development: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (video)
Honoring Nations 2016 Awardee: Project Tiwahu - Redefining Tigua Citizenship (video)
Ysleta del Sur Pueblo: Resources for Further Learning