BSC hosted Quadrennial Energy Review
On Aug. 8 BSC hosted national and local officials for the Quadrennial Energy Review. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx as well as Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Sen. John Hoeven, and other officials participated. BSC Interim President Dave Clark was part of a panel on workforce issues. The event was livestreamed by BSC’s video production.
BSC hosts 75 LIVE, releases documentary online
Torrential rain couldn’t stop BSC’s 75 LIVE anniversary event Aug. 23. Moved from the MDU Resources Community Bowl to the fourth floor of the National Energy Center of Excellence, the celebration brought several hundred community members together. Additionally, on Sept. 4 the BSC documentary, Celebrating 75 Years: The Story of Bismarck State College premiered on Dakota Media Access. It can also be found online on the BSC YouTube channel.
ND Commerce awards grant for BSC Workforce training program
The ND Department of Commerce announced two workforce enhancement grants for BSC totaling $93,651. The Automotive Technology Program at BSC received a $37,167 grant to purchase fender covers, a road force touch wheel balancer, recharging station and various diagnostics equipment. The Precision Agriculture Program at BSC received a $56,484 grant to purchase computers, iPads, various software, a skid sprayer and handheld sensors.