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By Michael Barrett
RLNN 

Oshkiimaajitahdah and Wells Academy partner to expand the Wells Academy CNC machinist training program - P7

 

November 22, 2021

REDBY, MN - On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new Oshkiimaajitahdah facility in Redby that would expand the Wells Academy CNC machinist training program on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. This partnership was formed to better serve the Native American community.

Oshkiimaajitahdah, which means "new beginning" in the Ojibwe language, is a tribal program of the Red Lake Nation that promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and community with funding, strategic partnerships, guidance, training and technical assistance. It promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and community with funding, strategic partnerships, guidance, training and technical assistance.

They are comprised of 18 program divisions to include Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplmental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), Child Care Development Fund (CCDF), Public Law 102-477 (477), Child Support, General Education Development (GED) Program, Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab), MNsure Assisters, Tribal Employment Rights Ordinances (TERO), Agriculture, Grant Writing, Minanjigewin - Pathways to a Healthier Community (SNAP Education), Adult Basic Education (ABE) & Career Development Services (CDS), Wiisiniiwigamig Cafe & Catering Services, Ganawenindiwag - Taking Care of each other, and Institute of Technology Automotive Training Center.

Wells Technology began in 1985 as a small consulting business to help the OEM industry in a team effort to solve design, production, and distribution problems. The need for prototypes and precision machined products was the start of the machining business which focused on prompt service and high-quality products. Today Wwlls Technology offices and manufacturing are located in Bemidji, MN. Continual growth in capability now provides a wide range of CNC precision machined products along with the sales of OEM and MRO industrial and construction supplies as an authorized distribution channel for the Fastenal company.

In past years they have expanded job training opportunities, and this venture will also open new doors.

For more information on Wells Technology, visit: https://www.wellstech.com/index.html

For more information on Oshkiimaajitahdah, visit: https://oshkiimaajitahdah.com/

 

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