Workforce Affairs

The NDSCS Division for Workforce Affairs is focused on providing comprehensive solutions to meet the workforce needs of both North Dakota and the Red River Valley. The three areas that make up the Division for Workforce Affairs include:

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Choose from a full schedule of classes ranging from technology to soft skills or let us customize training to fit your organization and your needs. As a member of the TrainND statewide workforce training system, the Division for Workforce Affairs can link you to state and region-wide networks of professionals and resources for the exact training you need to be more competitive.

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Our customized ApprenticeshipND program is set up for non-traditional students who may not be able to attend traditional classes. Students can advance their education and apprenticeship skills while earning steady pay! There are over 100 non-credit correspondence courses in skilled craft positions.

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Classes are developed to help unemployed, underemployed or New Americans with or without a GED. SkillsND offers flexible instruction and small class sizes to help students with self-confidence, study habits, and language skills. Generous scholarships are available for income-eligible people committed to job training and getting a job.

COVID-19 Information

The North Dakota State College of Science is committed to providing a healthy environment for all stakeholders. The information in the link below includes guidelines that are in place to minimize risk and exposure to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Renters and Guests

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Pre-Skilled Trades Training

Pre-skilled Trades is for individuals who are unemployed, underemployed or New Americans seeking a career in the construction or manufacturing industry. The class will cover workplace safety, critical vocabulary and communication skills needed for employment.

After completing this course, students can advance to our Skilled Trades training.

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Skilled Trades Training

Skilled Trades is for individuals who are unemployed, underemployed or New Americans seeking a career in the construction or manufacturing industry. This course will cover workplace safety along with proper use and operation of basic hand and power tools.

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Pre-CNA Training

Pre-CNA is for individuals who are unemployed, underemployed or New Americans seeking a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant. This course will have an emphasis on vocabulary and healthcare concepts.

After completing this course, students can advance to our CNA training.

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CNA Training

This Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class has been developed for individuals who are interested in a career in nursing or preparing for employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Students will receive both lecture and hands-on lab instruction coupled with clinical experience in a classroom environment to prepare them for their CNA test. 

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CDL Training

CDL/Truck Driving training is for individuals whose goals are to obtain their Class A Commercial driver's license and become employed in the trucking industry. Students will receive classroom and behind-the-wheel training to provide them knowledge needed for CDL certification.

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Online Courses

Online courses are for individuals and businesses looking to learn new skills or increase their knowledge in topics including business, computer applications, writing, accounting, soft skills and more. Some of these can even prepare you for in-demand jobs and earn nationally-recognized certifications.

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Apprenticeship Courses

The ApprenticeshipND program is for non-traditional students who are looking for on-the-job training or want to earn steady pay while advancing their education. Apprenticeship courses are available in the following fields.

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing/Pipefitting
  • HVAC
  • Carpentry
  • Fiber Optics/Cabling
  • Machine Tooling 
  • Sheet Metal
  • Pharmacy

Click here to learn more about apprenticeship courses.