Record Breaking Crowd at FPST Back to School Night
Grants writer Sandra Hicks, Education Director Felicia Siyuja and her husband Keith
By Jill Downs firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday, August 9, the FPST Education Department held their annual Back to School Night in the Tribal Gymnasium with a record breaking crowd.
The new Education Director, Felicia Siyuja did an exceptional job coordinating the event to ensure our youth receive school supplies and back packs needed for the new school year. Chairman Len George welcomed approximately 300 people in attendance. Parents, guardians, grandparents and students took part in the evenings activities such as a mini cake walk, ping pong, bean bag toss, drunk goggle eye game, face painting, pin drop game and refreshments.
The event had informational booths which also included the Churchill County School District, Churchill County Transportation Department, Churchill County Coalition and WIC from ITCN. The FPST Senior Center helped fill back packs, the Fallon Trial Housing Authority purchased 100 back packs, the Tribal Health Center purchased 50 back packs and school supplies for all the back packs. Several other tribal programs stepped up to help including Public Works, Environmental, Child Care, Communications, Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, Fallon Tribal Health Clinic, Housing Authority, Fox Peak, Childcare, Education Department, Sons/Daughters of Tradition, EYS, Finance Department, Grants Office, Secretary’s Office and Chairman’s Office.
Chairman George stated, “It’s not difficult to understand the high attendance because of the amazing people in our community and their enthusiasm about education and our children’s future”. Thank you Fallon Business Council and other tribal departments for supporting our youth, and for coming together to make our event a huge success! We could not have done it without the generosity and assistance from numerous people within the community.
Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe Employment and Training
The Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe has been working hard to provide members with trainings that enhances their employability. Melonie McFalls, Tax Administrator has worked hard to bring employers to provide hiring events, making it easier for tribal members to come in and apply. She also provides on-site trainings also providing assistant to those seeking other training opportunities to off-site locations. Fallon provides assistance to Fallon tribal members, and seeks off-site training locations for members if the Tribe is not immediately holding a training needed for hire.
Chris Swanson, Human Resources collaborating with the City of Fernley to bring job fairs to the tribe to also help bring employment to membership as well as community members.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe held a job fair event in the Council Chambers at the Tribal Administration Building. Daehan Solutions, located in the old Amazon building in Fernley, Nevada, are looking for over 300 people to fill positions. If interested please contact Manpower at 775.423.2800.