Category Archives: Employment

15 September 2016

Education Leads to New Career for Takoda Graduate

Cory, a proud member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, knew he needed a change. He was working in a low-paying job that was starting to take a physical toll on his body. He wanted a job that had financial security and opportunities for advancement and one that was less physically straining. With the   Read more…

13 January 2016

Legislative Alert

A critical meeting is taking place on Friday which will help determine how the Minnesota legislature addresses the disparities faced by communities of color in our state. This meeting is an important first step toward resolving damaging community issues and American Indian OIC is encouraged by this action. We are hopeful that a path to   Read more…

Dream Catcher

19 November 2015

1 in 2 American Indians Living in Minnesota are Jobless

In September of 2015, a federal report was released examining the median household income for various racial groups in Minnesota – essentially establishing an average baseline of how much money families are earning. The report indicated that the median household income for African-Americans in Minnesota had contracted – or shrunk – nearly 3% from 2013   Read more…

10 November 2015

Second Chance Pays off for Computer Support Student

Chris enrolled in college following his high school graduation, and – like many young people – perhaps did not value higher education as strongly as he should have. Within a few months of starting his college program, he dropped out. For the next decade Chris struggled to find his way. He bounced from job to   Read more…

6 November 2015

Now Enrolling for Winter Quarter

Enrollment Period Extended through December 31 American Indian OIC’s accredited career training school, the Takoda Institute of Higher Education, is now enrolling for its Winter Quarter. The Takoda Institute offers accredited training in the fields of business, healthcare, and information technology. Takoda graduates are prepared to work as administrative professionals, human services technicians, health information   Read more…

28 August 2015

Two Certificates, One Great Career

Antonitte came to American Indian OIC’s Takoda Institute in 2012. She was a single mother looking to prove to herself that any situation could be made better, so she enrolled in the vocational school’s nine-month Administrative Assistant training program. While enrolled, Antonitte learned applicable work skills like project management, keyboarding, and database management and gained   Read more…

27 July 2015

Treasure Island Employment Fair

Thursday, August 6 10am-1pm American Indian OIC 1845 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis Staff from Treasure Island Resort & Casino will be at American Indian OIC to present information on their employment opportunities. Current openings include positions in Food and Beverage, Gaming, Finance, Hotel Operations, Security and Surveillance, and Casino Floor. Generous benefits for full time   Read more…

1 April 2015

AIOIC Graduate Advances in her Career

  Angel DeLeon came to American Indian OIC in 2000. She was a single parent with a plan to complete the Administrative Assistant program and pursue better employment opportunities. And she did just that. In March of 2001, Angel graduated with both an Administrative Assistant and Financial Services certificate. She was hired at TCF Bank   Read more…

26 March 2015

AIOIC Serves Clients From Over 35 Tribal Nations

American Indian OIC strives to make the Native American community stronger and richer. Though the agency is located in Minneapolis, many American Indian individuals from throughout Indian Country have utilized its education and employment services. During 2013 and 2014, American Indian OIC’s clients represented three dozen tribal nations from ten different US states. Click through   Read more…

13 March 2015

Marking Progress & Affirming Goals

Although the world just moved into 2015, it is mid business year for the American Indian OIC. With the first half of the calendar over, AIOIC has already accomplished a number of initiatives. As we finished out 2014, our education and training programs saw 871 people. In addition, the jobs gained from our employment programs   Read more…