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North Dakota industries are growing and changing at a rapid pace. Local colleges and universities offer over 500 programs to start you down the path toward experiencing great careers. There are several resources to help guide you through all the opportunities within the state. 

Career Conversations connect students, parents, and educators to professionals with perspectives on life in high demand careers. Professionals from across North Dakota are featured in short videos profiling their occupation, how they started their career and advice for youth interested in their chosen career path.
North Dakota University System has information to help you focus on post-secondary decisions. NDChose.com helps students narrow down the colleges which offer the programs they are interested in.

BND_Logo_3inRGB.jpgBank of North Dakota’s College Handbook offers great resources and advice in several areas including paying for college, financial literacy, checklists, and searching for scholarships. Bank of North Dakota also offers education loans for dual credit courses. 


ONET2.pngO*Net and Careeronestop are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. These sites offer career exploration, job analysis, and training tools to get students ready for 
CareerOneStop.jpgcareer planning. They also offer career videos from national companies. 


Registered Apprenticeships are becoming a growing aspect to North Dakota’s workforce, including non-traditional industries. Learn more about what an apprenticeship is, the benefits to both the employer and student, and how to search for them.

job_service_nd.jpgND Job Service offers several resources from searching statewide for internships, apprenticeships and jobs to publishing job and wage information. This data is important as students research their future jobs in North Dakota. This data includes, employment projections, wages, work activities, skills and typical education/training requirements.

Click here to view the list of in-demand occupations created annually by the Job Service North Dakota Labor Market information department.

CAreerandTechnicalEducation.JPGNorth Dakota Department of Career & Technical Education are also there to help students. Their Career Planning Checklist helps students plan their career exploration step by step starting in the 7th grade. RUReadyND.gov is also available to students and parents. In this program, there are ACT test prep tools, interest inventories, and much more to help guide them to finding a career. The Career Outlook magazine is also a great resource for listing all the degrees offered in North Dakota, salary information, and examples of tasks performed. They also explore non-traditional careers such as military, AmeriCorps, Job Corps, and Apprenticeships.
The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (DPI) offers the ND Academic or Career and Technical Education Scholarship. Each of these scholarships are merit-based. For more information and to apply, visit DPI’s website.NDDPI.jpg
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