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Workforce Training Technology to be on Display at UTTC
February 10 2014

BISMARCK (UTN) – United Tribes Technical College offers a close-up look at the new training technology used in its workforce training programs.

The college will host an open house Saturday, February 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in its workforce training center in the college’s Skill Center building. Featured will be the new training simulators used by students who attend the college in Bismarck.

Hands-on-Opportunity
Visitors may try their hand at two heavy equipment simulators, one commercial driving simulator, and two welding simulators. The high-tech devices are used in the college’s DeMaND Program, a workforce training initiative that prepares students for high-demand careers.

GIS training equipment will be featured. Electrical Technology, the newest training program, will be introduced. And the CDL semi-trucks will be on display.

Community Showcase
Information will be available about each of the programs that have potential for changing lives in as little as 16 weeks.

UTTC alumni, families, prospective students and college friends are invited. Free food will be available.

Visitors will have an opportunity to visit with members of the United Tribes Thunderbirds men and women basketball teams.

DeMaND Programs

  • Construction Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Heavy Equipment Operations(HEO)/Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Tribal Environmental Science/Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Welding Technology

Accelerated Learning
The United Tribes campus offers an extensive support system for students who choose to train in the DeMaND Programs. The career skills mastered help prepare them for lifelong careers and well-paying jobs.
Training focuses students on mastering skills in a concentrated amount of time. Classes and hands-on instruction are designed to quickly move students through a program to gain certification and enter the workforce.

The latest in teaching technology helps accelerate the learning curve. In particular, the training simulators help sharpen motor skills and techniques required in the various fields.

Exposure to the college experience also broadens the outlook for career and lifestyle options that lead to becoming valued members of a community.

Support Provided
The Tribal College Consortium for Developing Montana and North Dakota Workforce (TCC DeMaND Workforce) is a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program project funded by the Employment and Training Administration of the Department of Labor. Referred to as the DeMaND project, it is a consortium of four tribal colleges in the region with UTTC serving as the lead institution.

More info Steve Shepherd 701-255-3285 x 1537, sshepherd@uttc.edu, or  www.demandworkforce.com.
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Steve Shepherd, center, with students at a career fair trying the welding simulator.
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