The American Indian OIC and Takoda Institute extend sincere thanks to all of the staff and students who participated in its recent Soil-to-Sky program. With the partnership and investment of the US Department of Labor, the American Indian OIC’s Takoda Institute was able to train over 1,300 students in healthcare careers in just three years. Data gathered through September, 2012 revealed that 798 of the program’s graduates secured employment and firm job numbers covering the entirety of the program will be published in the coming weeks.
The Soil-to-Sky grant allowed the American Indian OIC to temporarily expand its structure and the organization is grateful to the individuals who worked to support its mission during this time. It was an exciting challenge to develop quality programming in such a short time period and it is sad to see the project come to an end. Although the Takoda Institute’s healthcare programs are no longer offered tuition-free, many affordable career training options are still available and new, free trainings in information technology and public relations are open to the public.
Dr. Lee Antell
President & CEO
American Indian OIC