Contact Us

(218)-335-8250 ext. 8391
(866) 638-7738 Toll-free
(218) 335-8339 Fax

Mailing Address
190 Sailstar Drive NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633

Physical Address
16126 John Moose Drive
Cass Lake, MN 56633

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Area Served

Leech Lake Reservation
and towns near the reservation; Bemidji, Walker, Deer River, Grand Rapids

Education Newsletter


Workforce Innovation & Opprotunity Act Program (WIOA)

We provide assistance for a career path leading to full time employment and self sufficiency.

  • On the job work experience
  • Summer youth employment
  • License & short term training fees
  • Short term training assistance
  • Job Corps clothing assistance
  • GED bonus
Additional Opportunities

Boilers license training & other short term training

Job Corps Attendance
Clothing Assistance
Show proof of acceptance.

GED Bonus

Provide a copy of GED with test scores no older than 1 year from application date.

Provide verification of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe. Show proof of residency of living on or in one of the towns or communities near the Leech Lake Reservation.

Special fund for GED Bonus for Leech Lake Band Members living out of our service area
Fill out application and provide a copy of GED with test scores and proof of enrollment in Leech Lake.

Core Services

  • Intake
  • Initial assessment
  • Eligibility certification
  • Information relating to training providers and training services
  • Supportive services
  • Follow up services

Intensive Services

  • Case management for training services
  • Work experience in the public or private sector
  • Supportive services

Training Services

  • On the job training - Private sector
  • Training - Skill upgrading and retraining
  • Job readiness training

Youth Activities

  • Adult mentoring
  • Training opportunities
  • Summer employment opportunities

Preemployment Requirements

  • Attend Job Skills Classes
    Wednesday's at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Attend Job Club Classes
    Thursday's at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to youth ages 14 to 24 and adults ages 18+
  • Must be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe
  • Unemployed for 7 consecutive days
  • Low income
  • Live within our service area

Documents Requested

  • Verify enrollment
  • Provide proof of residency
  • Verify low income eligibility

Intake Procedure

  • Walk in
  • Call for more information

Summer Youth Program

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Youth Program, provides five (5) weeks Work Experience to low income eligible youth. Youth ages 14-21 years of age living in our service area. Youth are placed within tribal programs and Non-Profit Organizations during the summer months.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 14-21 years of age
  • Must be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe
  • Low income eligibility
  • Live in our service area
  • Must be unemployed for at least 1 (one) full week
  • Available to work 5 weeks

Documents Requested

  • Verify enrollment
  • Proof of residency
  • Verify parent income for the past year
  • List all persons in household

Intake Procedure

  1. Fill out WIA application and see Program Manager for eligibility
  2. Placement in worksite by request of the employer and what is presently available