Trusted Support

Trusted Support

for your career journey

Friend to all

Takoda is the career pathways division of American Indian OIC and works to help community members enter, reenter, and advance in the workforce. The goal of our programming is to provide the personalized support and educational foundation needed to achieve lifelong career growth. Takoda is a Dakota word meaning 'friend to all.' Our name reflects our roots in Minneapolis’s vibrant Native American community, and our welcoming and inclusive approach to serving everyone who needs our help. Through four distinct programs, Takoda offers personalized support and trusted education to ensure that your needs are met and career goals are achieved.

Takoda Worked for Joshua

Joshua began working with Shirleen and Samantha in the Minneapolis Youth Works program. “I had...
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Journey Story: Linda

This testimonial was written by a client who received support through Takoda's criminal reentry...
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Success Stories

Career Education & Coaching Works

Kevin's hard work paid off when he completed Takoda's warehouse training program. After working with his career counselor and attending Takoda's Employer of the Day,...
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Alumni Spotlight – Larry K.

From the Takoda Institute, to CEO and radio host, our alum Larry is proof of a Takoda education in action.   Larry is a proud...
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From Student to Instructor: Amy’s Story

Amy is inspiring students just like her Amy’s time at Takoda began back in 2011. She enrolled in the former Nursing Assistant program and then...
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Cody Found Success, Passion, and a Job

The BUILD program is an intensive work program designed to help Native youth build work and life skills. The first 7 weeks consist of life...
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