Native American Career & Technical Education Program


NACTEP is a federally funded program by the U.S. Department of Education to provide educational opportunities to Native people and their communities. The goal of the grant is to develop and strengthen the Tribe’s workforce and to meet the present and future occupational needs within its economic development plan. The main objectives of the grant are:

  • Establishing partnerships between the Tribe, Higher Education, the community, and Lakeside School District.
  • Provide academic support and college and career advising at Lakeside High School.
  • Provide to GED students career and post-secondary advising.
  • Provide career and post-secondary advising to Tribal members.
  • Provide post-secondary advising and financial support to Tribal employees and community members working toward meeting local work force needs through two-year degree and certificate programs.

Washington State University School of Environment Opportunity

Washington State University’s School of the Environment is seeking a motivated, passionate, and field-oriented student to pursue a Master of Science (Natural Resource Sciences) involving silvicultural development of productive stands of black huckleberry on forest sites in northern Idaho and/or northeastern Washington State. If this is something you would like to consider, please contact Mark Swanson at: by June 21st, 2021.

Carpentry Internship

If you are interested in applying for the Carpentry Internship, please click the button below. Application deadline for this summer’s course is July 20th. An additional fall session will be offered at a later date.

Carpentry Internship Application

Frequently Asked Questions about the Carpentry Internship

Do I need a high school diploma or GED to participate?

Neither a high school diploma or GED are required.

Do I have to have prior carpentry or construction experience?

No. Our program starts at foundational teaching.

Do I need to supply my own tools?

No. We have the tools needed for the program, and we will help you acquire your own tools.

Who is encouraged to apply?

Men and women over the age of 18 from the community.

Will I be employable upon completion?

Our program prepares interns to enter into a union apprenticeship. Union apprentices are paid union scale for on the job training. 

Contact Us

  • 1115 B St, Plummer, ID 83851
  • 208-686-1800
  • PO Box 408, Plummer, ID 83851
  • 208-686-5804
  • Staff Directory