28 Sep LRSC Program Adapted to Tribal Colleges
An apprenticeship program piloted at Lake Region State College was the genesis for a new statewide jobs training program announced between the North Dakota Tribal College System and oil industry partners.
NDUS Chancellor Mark Hagerott said the move was to be celebrated and couldn’t have happened without LRSC President Doug Darling’s innovative and diligent work.
“Last week’s announcement helps showcase the collaborative relationships we’ve forged with the tribal colleges over the years,” said Hagerott. “President Darling’s innovative approach in implementing the ‘Earn and Learn’ program at Lake Region State College paved the way for this new program that will provide Native American students throughout the state with skills training throughout college work study, internships, and apprenticeships.”
The NDTCS held a reception after the announcement where they bestowed star quilts on those who had made an impact in creating this partnership including Darling, LRSC Apprenticeship Coordinator Melana Howe, and others. In recent years, LRSC and tribal colleges have partnered in many areas, including academic programming, apprenticeships, and bringing students together through community activities.