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Calendar iconUpdated November 27, 2022

Jodina Attao is the Chief Executive Officer of the Northern Marianas Technical Institute (NMTech) in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). NMTech is the sole trade school in the CNMI whose mission is to invest in students by providing advanced trades, careers and technical education to produce skilled individuals to strengthen the CNMI workforce. Ms. Attao started out with an initial operational budget of $287,000 in fiscal year 2021 when she was appointed to this position and has increased NMTech’s annual operational budget to an estimated $2.3 million for fiscal year 2023 through additional grant funding. As CEO, Jodina leads her executive team and oversees the ongoing operations of NMTech driving a culture of quality by promoting systemic efficiency and building capacity through developing roadmaps for achieving long-term goals for sustainability through strategic planning and action. Additionally, her responsibilities include fiscal and program compliance with federal grants and managing a $10.3 million dollar award from the U.S. Economic Development Administration for constructing a Workforce Development Training Center.

Ms. Attao earned her Master’s degree in International Education from Framingham State University in 2011.

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IGFOA Summer 2022 Conference Report Now Available

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The Island Government Finance Officers’ Association (IGFOA) has met at least annually every year since 1999 to participate in professional development and networking activities and to advance an agenda for financial management improvement. IGFOA Meetings also provide a forum for participants to...

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Government Lease Implementation in the CNMI and Guam

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From September 7-16, 2022, the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) offered on-site training to the Guam and CNMI governments to support the implementation of new lease accounting standards. The new GASB standards have altered the historical landscape of how lease...

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