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College Embracing Energy Education

College Embracing Energy Education

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A 14.6 million dollar grant is bringing energy-focused education to North Dakota college students.

Fort Berthold Community College is one of five North Dakota colleges that has received a portion of the grant.

The training is geared toward an oil-impacted job market.

One area of study being concentrated on is CDL Licenses.

Students have the chance to get behind the wheel of a truck simulator to train for traffic they will encounter on highways.

Fort Berthold Community College TREND Grant Coordinator Edna Sailor, says the college has a specific goal in mind.

(Edna Sailor, TREND Grant Coordinator)"We want these roads to be safe out here. I can't stress enough-creating safety-a culture of safety in Western North Dakota. Every student that comes out of every single program here will have been trained."

Other areas of training include welding, construction, refinery and pipeline operations.

The four other institutions involved are Bismarck State, Williston State, Turtle Mountain Community, and Sitting Bull colleges.

Businesses involved in the industry are helping the institutions shape the curriculum to fit the demand in North Dakota.

(Edna Sailor, TREND Grant Coordinator)"We have all kinds of oil companies. We have construction companies involved in planning and setting up the curriculum for our training because it's absolutely crucial that what we're trying for meets the industry need."

The TREND grant was awarded by the Department of Labor.

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