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School-to-Work Program

This program provides eligible student employees the opportunity to pursue higher educational goals while receiving full-time pay/benefits. During the program, student employees also fulfill all requirements and responsibilities of their on-the-job training. Student employees must actively pursue an educational or vocational degree while employed. Eligible applicants may apply at once an advertisement for vacancies has been posted.

On-the-job training provides student employees with specific types of employment opportunities related to their course of study. While working in these positions, student employees receive superior instruction and invaluable work experience. This creates a better prepared Chickasaw to enter the corporate world upon graduation.

Partnering with other departments and businesses within the Chickasaw Nation, the school-to-work program allows the Chickasaw Nation to “grow our own” by providing student employees with real world work experience while attending school. This will increase employment retention, developing loyal, dedicated employees.

You Provide

  • Chickasaw citizenship card


  • Chickasaw citizen
  • At least 18 years old
  • High school graduate or have passed a GED and/or HSE course and received a certificate.
  • Must be willing to pursue a degree from an accredited vocational school, college or university full-time
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA required

Other Information

To further enhance the overall quality of life of the Chickasaw People by providing an opportunity to empower our citizens through educational training and superior on-the-job experience.

To be a nation of educated and highly trained professionals who can meet the demands of  today’s workforce.

Higher education funding for eligible Chickasaw citizens may be available through the Chickasaw Nation Higher Education or Career Technology Programs.

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries


School to Work - Ada
910 Colony Drive
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 559-0815

School to Work - Ardmore
2341 N. Commerce
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401

(580) 222-2839

School to Work - Norman (Oklahoma City)
3200 Marshall Ave.
Norman, Oklahoma 73072

(405) 767-8992