Create with VR Grant Recipient

We are pleased to announce that American Indian Resource Center was recently awarded the Create with VR Grant from Unity and Meta Immersive Learning. This grant positions our institution at the forefront of innovative teaching and learning by putting virtual reality (VR) technology and training in the hands of our educators and students. We will receive 10 Meta Quest 2 VR headsets for use in the classroom, both to deliver immersive instruction across a range of subjects and to train students to become the creators of tomorrow in the growing, high-wage VR industry.

As a grantee, our staff will have access to professional development opportunities to build their knowledge of VR development and expand their capacity to create innovative and engaging learning experiences for their students.

Demand for workers with VR skills is growing rapidly across gaming, education, healthcare, automotive, architecture, engineering, and beyond. A PwC report on the economic impact of the industry estimates that, by 2030, 23 million jobs will be enhanced globally by AR and VR. Salaries in the industry also provide ample promise, averaging $158K USD annually, according to Hired’s 2022 report on the State of Software Engineers.The Create with VR grant will equip our educator community with the technology and skills to launch students on this exciting career path.

Thank you @unitytechnologies!

Position Available – CTAP Lead Facilitator

Open Date: 07/15/2022

Open until filled

JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for facilitating and delivering an intervention program to youth and their families using an approved evidence based, medically reviewed curriculum. The Lead Trainer/Facilitator will team with one other staff member to provide the chosen curriculum. The Lead Trainer/Facilitator will coordinate with the data management specialist to ensure the pre and post surveys, attendance are completed. The Lead Trainer will be responsible for classroom management, presentation of the program in a culturally relevant way to participating schools, families and youth. Additionally, the Lead Trainer/Facilitator will be responsible for promoting successful, healthy lifestyles during the program. A job description can be found here. To apply, contact Desiree Amos at or call 479-228-9974.

• Eligible candidates must have demonstrated experience in working with youth in delivering structured programs (3-years’ experience) A bachelor’s degree is preferred but not mandatory.
• Experience with middle school age youth

The American Indian Resource Center adheres to the Indian Preference Law. Must be able to pass a background check.