15525 Mendota Avenue, P.O. Box 417, Redby, MN 56601

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


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What is Career Development Services (CDS)?

Career Development Services, CDS, classes were created to help address client barriers and to develop job readiness skills for our relatives (clients) on their way to becoming Contract Ready.

CDS is an integral part of Oshkiimaajitahdah's mission to "educate families to discover their strengths as individuals."

Classes offered:

  • Career Development Skills

    • Based on the 7-grandfather teachings, this 4-day online course will review essential workforce skills

  • Financial Skills

    • 2-day online 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

    • 2-week online course will  review the MN Driver's Manual,

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


  • Job Retention

  • Red Lake Nation History

  • Self-care

Class Schedule


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

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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