Job Corps

Since 1978, the Cherokee Nation has operated the Talking Leaves Job Corps Center in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The center was originally housed in nearby Northeastern State University’s Loeser Hall. As the enrollment grew and their need for dorm space increased, TLJC moved to the Cherokee Nation Motor Lodge in 1988 and later onto their current facility on Eastern Cherokee Reservation in 1994. TLJC is an Indian preference vocational training facility for Native American youth and others from all parts of the United States.

Contact Phone
(918) 453-5000
Contact Email
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma