Training for Regional Energy in North Dakota (TREND)

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trendTraining for Regional Energy in North Dakota (TREND) received a $14,642,938 Round Two TAACCCT award to create new and enhanced educational and training programs, student support systems, and partnerships with industry and North Dakota’s workforce systems.





Defining Features of Project:

  • Increase the attainment of industry-recognized certificates and degrees with a focus on stackable credentials in the oil, gas and construction sectors.
  • Deliver education and training in a more innovative, effective, and efficient way with a focus on basic skills and supporting more flexible and technology-enabled learning.
  • Transform recruitment, retention, and employment strategies with focus on enhanced student support services and career navigation, as well as strengthened commitments from and relationships with business and industry.

Project and Outcome Report
ProjectTraining for Regional Energy in North Dakota (TREND)
InstitutionBismarck State College
Outcome ReportTREND Final Evaluation Report
Industry SectorEnergy
Grant Completed9/30/16
Grant Amount$14,642,938
State Profile ReportNorth Dakota State Profile Report
Participation Metrics
Participation2,421 participants
Completed program of study907 students
Employment*472 employed after completion

*= As of the time of the Final Evaluation Report
Source: Grantee’s Third-Party Evaluation