North Dakota Community Colleges Working to Raise Awareness
BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota's five community colleges launched a cooperative campaign to increase understanding of the value of community college education today at Bismarck State College.
The campaign focuses on the vital role community colleges play in preparing students for success, either in the workforce or when moving on for four-year degrees.
"Our five community colleges help build the specialized workforce needed for many high-demand careers and prepare students to obtain more advanced degrees," said Bill Goetz, chancellor of the North Dakota University System. "From manufacturing to energy, from business to nursing - North Dakota's community colleges are preparing students to contribute to the future of our state and nation."
"I commend this cooperative approach to responding to North Dakota's workforce demands," said Rep. Bob Skarphol, chair of the interim Higher Education Committee and a strong supporter of the initiative. "This is an excellent example of connecting our higher education system to state needs."
State community colleges partnering in the campaign are Bismarck State College, Dakota College at Bottineau, Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton and Williston State College. The initial phase of the campaign includes an online landing page to connect visitors to the colleges as well as television, print and statewide radio ads.