Services & Programs

  • Post placement support and coaching
  • Stabilization/Drop-in resources (phone, fax, computer)
  • Notary Services
  • Housing Referrals
  • Reintegration Supports
  • Advocacy
  • Financial education and budgeting
  • Tax Assistance Program
  • Employment opportunities
  • Traditional community gatherings and events
  • Ojibwemowin opportunities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Policy Advocacy
  • Program Design, Development and Technical Assistances

  • Anishinabe Basic Education, GED Tutoring & Test Assistance

    NWICDC Helps Learners To:

    • Achieve GED
    • Attain employment and/or better your current employment
    • Attain skills necessary to enter college and technical training
    • Gain self-esteem, personal confidence and community connections

    Our Approach:
    We offer instruction to adults who are preparing to pass the GED exam or who are looking to brush up on skills in reading, writing, or math.

    • Our GED program lets you study at your own pace. We do not have required classes or times. Come in and work around your schedule.
    • Learn at your own pace. With individual one-on-one instruction, our instructors and tutors will work on the subjects and areas that you need. We even have a distance learning platform that allows you to work on your GED at home at any time of the day. Along the way, our Care Coordinators will help with college and career guidance, supportive services, and community resources.
    • Enroll at your own pace. Our free program has walk-in enrollment any time our center is open. Stop on by to get started!


    • Individualized education planning
    • Self-paced, strengths based curriculum
    • Career and culturally relevant content
    • Anokiiwin (Courses to employment)
    • Cultural reclamation (Cultural learning)
    • On-site testing center
    • Individual support services
    • Ability to work on your GED at home through distance learning
    • Women’s and Men’s support groups
    • College and career preparation

    To be eligible for ABE, an individual must be 17 or older, not enrolled in high school, and functioning below the 12th grade level in any of the basic academic areas including reading, math, writing and speaking.

    Cultural Reclamation:
    These presentations will be addressing a variety of topics regarding Anishinaabe philosophy, ceremony, custom, and traditions. Ojibwemowin will also be offered during the presentations. The community is welcome to come and bring questions or subjects that they wish to learn or share about.

    ABE/GED Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Regular GED with Tutor availability
    throughout the day.

    Anokiiwin Series:
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    from 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Cultural Reclamation Series:
    Tuesday and Thursday
    from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    (provided we are open)

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  • Certified Nursing Assistant Home Health Aid Program

    This course prepares students to practice as nursing assistants and home health aides and serves as an introduction to nursing for students who want to continue in nursing education. This curriculum meets state and federal requirements. The class meets usually 3 days a week for approximately 8 weeks - depending on the instructor’s availability. We offer transportation and daycare incentives. A pre-background check is required for admission into the program.

    About CNA Training

    • Scholarships available
    • Classes offered at NWICDC are in partnership with NTC/Optivation
    • Earn 4 college credits from NTC to use towards Career Laddering in Healthcare Professions
    • No GED, no high school diploma, no problem! We offer GED/ABE classes as part of our career training curriculum.

    If you are interested in this course please contact Malissia Jones for more information at 218-759-2022 or

  • Re-Integration Program

    The Reintegration Program assists individuals recently released from the Department of Correction system and those who will be released in the near future. We offer Drum and Feast night every Wednesday at 5 pm, Anishinaabe Reclamation Series, sweat lodge ceremonies, employment services and Talking Circles.

    For more information, please contact the Director of our Re-Integration Program, Rod Northbird at 219-759-2022 or

  • Medical Coding Specialist Accreditation

    This program is in the development stage in partnership with NTC/Optivation and Bemidji State University. We hope to have it up and running in the near future!

  • Community Health Worker

    This 17-credit certificate program is a blend of classroom instruction and “in-the-field” learning for students interested in being community health workers. As a community health worker, you will provide the first line of support for people in need of assistance with health care and social services. The program will prepare you to serve in a variety of health care organizations. Students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to help the community improve access to health care, improve quality of care for the chronically ill, promote healthy communities and educate families about access to and use of health care coverage.

  • First Aid & CPR

    We offer a training course in First Aid and CPR for use in our Healthcare programs, Employment related careers and Deconstruction programs. Once the course is completed you receive a certificate.

  • Boiler Operator Certification

    Classes are expected to start in 2017! Be on the lookout for starting dates!

  • Mino Anokiiwin (Workforce Development)

    The workforce development program includes the job preparation activities, cultural reclamation series and our Anokiiwin classes (Customer Service, Computer Basics, Communications in the Workplace, Financial Skills for Families).

  • Job Preparation

    Are you searching for a job? Need help with your resume or application? We’re here to help. Our staff offers one-on-one assistance to get you through the processes. Please stop on in and let one of our Member Service Specialists what you need. If you haven’t been here before you will need a government approved photo identification and your social security card. If you don’t have those, we can help you get them.

  • Anishinaabe Reclamation Series

    The sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday (provided we are open) Beginning at 5 pm and ending by 7 pm.

    These presentations will be addressing a variety of topics regarding Anishinaabe philosophy, ceremony, custom, and traditions. Language will also be offered during the presentations or as a separate subject. The community is welcome to come and bring questions or subjects that they wish to learn or share about.

  • Drop-in Resources

    We do not require appointments for our services. You can drop in any hours we are open to use the computers for employment searching, building or updating your resume and applying for educational programs.

  • Notary Services

    We have several staff members who are commissioned as Notary Publics for your convenience.