Date: January 2012.
Teocalli Tequiotl is a word of Nahuatl (Aztec) origin that means: “House of collective work.”
In early 2009, a group of Latino leaders lead by LEDC started conversations with the leadership of the OIC state council in order to bring employment and placement opportunities to Spanish speaking individuals. They wanted to explore the feasibility of establishing a Latino OIC that would be an affiliate member of the state council.
After forming the interest group representing the Latino constituency, the interest group submitted a letter to the board of the state council requesting the LEDC’s Teocalli Tequiotl to be formally recognized as an opportunities industrialization center in the state of Minnesota and to request their assistance in order to formally establish and grow it.
In January 2010, the board of directors of the state council of OIC’s formally recognized Teocalli Tequiotl OIC (TTOIC) as a program of the Latino Economic Development Center to provide industrialized education, training and placement assistance to Latinos in the state of Minnesota.