WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
for the Business Community
1-2 p.m. on Feb. 20
Attracting and retaining workforce is a top issue for growth of numerous companies. Understanding this, TechND and the Greater North Dakota Chamber want to make members aware of two new workforce development opportunities – Dakota Strike Career Expo and North Dakota Career Builders.
Dakota Strike Career Expo will be held April 8 at the FargoDome. It is North Dakota’s first-of-its-kind multi-industry, technology-focused career expo to help students be 'choice ready' in any career path they choose – college, career, military. The target audience is students in grades 7-12 and college students. Organizers are seeking participation by private sector employers to help showcase the many employment opportunities in the state that our students may not always have a chance to be exposed to – and help jumpstart curiosity and enthusiasm for exploring critical 21st century skills and technical professional career paths.
North Dakota Career Builders is a skilled workforce scholarship and student loan repayment program aimed at attracting people into high need and emerging occupations in the state. The program targets the workforce needs of North Dakota with the goal of recruiting and retaining talent in skilled workforce jobs. The program is a unique partnership between the state and private-sector business, whereby for each dollar of private support received, the state will contribute a dollar of public funding.