15525 Mendota Avenue, P.O. Box 416, Redby, MN 56670

Main: 218.679.3350 ┃ Toll Free: 888.404.0686 ┃ Fax: 218.679.4317




What is Career Development Services (CDS)?

CDS department will provide trainings on helping our relatives create resumes, apply for employment, practice interview skills and obtain employment. We will also teach the skills you need to excel at your new job. Some ofther classes that will be available are driver's education, financial skills, organizational techniques, computer skills and self-help classes. Keep checking our Facebook page (Oshkiimaajitahdah ABE&CDS) for our new classes and upcoming guest speakers. There are so many new and exciting classes and presentations coming in the near future.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a TANF client

  • Make sure your Career Development Plan is up to date

  • Schedule classes through your case manager

  • Must be a 477 client

Classes offered:

  • Career Development Skills

    • Based on the 7-grandfather teachings, this 6-day course will review essential workforce skills

  • Financial Skills

    • 3-day class designed to help clients grow in money management skills

  • Customer Service

    • 2-hour class will discuss five points on providing adequate customer service

  • Driver's Education

    • 1 week course will  review the MN Driver's Manual,

    • TANF and 477 can help cover permit costs and license fees as well as reinstatement fees

To view our Monthly class schedule, click here. To register for a class, please contact your case manager. 

Classes are offered at both Oshkiimaajitahdah locations:

  • Redby: 15525 Mendota Ave, Redby, MN 56671

  • Bemijigamaag: 520 4th Street NW, Bemidji, MN 56601

For more information:

Give us a call at (218) 679-3350, ext. 2611 or 2633.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How often can I take a class?

A:You can take any class as many times as you like but are only eligible for an incentive once per class.

Q: Are there incentives for completing a class? If so, what?

A:Yes, there are some incentives for fully completing a class. They are as follows: CDS offers $150.00 for completion, Financial Skills offers (2) two $50.00 gas/grocery vouchers, Driver's Ed offers $50.00 for earning driver's permit and $50.00 for earning driver's license

*Customer Service does not offer an incentive

Q: How many times can I earn an incentive?

A: You are eligible to earn an incentive just once during the length that you are on assistance.

Q: If I am not a TANF or 477 client, can I still take the class?

A: Unfortunately no, all of our students need to be either a TANF or 477 client. 

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