OVCDC Career Education

The OVCDC Career Education Program is funded by the NACTEP grant provided through the U.S. Department of Education-Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE).  NACTEP is the Native American Career and Technical Education Program, assisting Native Americans to pursue vocational and technical careers and certificate programs.

 Career Education Program Services

The OVCDC Career Education Program (CEP) provides career development and training to Native Americans residing in Inyo and Mono Counties through the use of screening, preparation, training/education, and job placement services. Tuition and the loan of textbooks are provided to qualified students attending Cerro Coso Community College.

Other Services Available:

  • Career Assessment
  • Assistance with Career &
    Educational Plans
  • Job Search & Referrals
  • Assistance with Résumé Writing
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – Assistance with  application Process
  • Supportive Services for Qualifying Individuals include Tuition/Books/Student Supplies & Fees
  • Use of computers


Qualification for our program is limited to adult students who:

  1. live in Inyo or Mono County, and
  2. have a high school diploma, or have passed the GED or CHSPE, and
  3. can provide proof of Native American tribal membership, or
  4. live in a Native American household

Our Mission

To promote and encourage  self-sufficiency through education and increased career opportunities for Native Americans.  We are dedicated to assisting adult students in achieving their educational and career goals, including career training, upgrading current job and life skills, and/or transferring to a four-year university. While striving to preserve, enhance, and promote indigenous culture, we encourage an attitude of lifelong learning and community service.


Career Education Newsletter Summer 2019



2017-18 BOGFW Form English Accessible


Career Ed Brochure 2019-20 

NACTEP-Program Overview 2018

Helpful Links






Our office is located at:
2574  Diaz Lane Bishop,  CA 93514
Phone:  760-873-6547  Fax: 760-872-3681