Past Presentations

Getting the Most Out of Career Compass 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020

Learn more about Career Compass and how North Dakota students and their parents can use it this fall to explore career opportunities, whether entering the workforce, the military, an apprenticeship or college after high school graduation.


Career Planning 101
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Overview of skills needed for success; using RUReady.nd.gov for self-awareness, career exploration, career planning and post high school planning; discussion of content of Career Outlook magazine and use of this resource for career planning.


Saving For Your Child's Future
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

College SAVE, North Dakota's 529 plan, can be an excellent way to save for a child's future. Join us for this session to find out what's new with College SAVE. Highlights will include the benfits, how to enroll and take distributions, and how to qualify for up to $500 in matching funds.


Paying for College
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

During this session, students will learn about what types of financial aid are available, where to search for scholarships, differences in student loans and tips to keep college costs down.


Understanding Military Education Benefits
Monday, October 5, 2020

Explore military education benefits and how the funds can be used to help prevent college debt.


Answering Student and Parent Questions about the 2021-22 FAFSA
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Although the future may seem uncertain right now, completing the FAFSA is one way students can keep their options open. Students considering attending college in the fall of 2021 need to complete the 2021-22 FAFSA to apply for federal financial aid, as well as some state and institutional aid. In this webinar, students and parents will receive an introduction to the FAFSA and have their FAFSA questions answered.


North Dakota Tribal Colleges Panel
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

During this sessions panelists from tribal colleges in North Dakota will talk about their college, challenges students are facing and student services to address those challenges and why students should consider a tribal college.


So You Want to be an Entrepreneur
Thursday, October 15, 2020

This entrepreneur panel will feature business owners from Carly Loves Amos Photography, Co-Studio, Atikin Properties, WeClean, Golden Path Solutions, and Credence Energy Services. Attendees will learn what an entrepreneur is, the variety of educational and career paths our panelists took to get where they are and what skills are needed to be successful. 


Academic and CTE Scholarships
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

This session will introduce students and parents to the requirements of the North Dakota Academic and CTE Scholarships. The focus will be on the requirements needed to earn the scholarship, as well as ways that the scholarship can be used.


Money Moves After High School
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Learn basic financial skills for life after high school


Agriculture Panel
Thursday, October 29, 2020

North Dakota leads the nation in many agricultural products.  In fact, 88 percent of our state is comprised of farmland. * This Agriculture panel will feature three unique careers in the modern North Dakota Ag industry.

Soil science, ag teaching opportunities and precision mapping and evaluation of farmland to increase crop production will be discussed. Attendees will learn about various Ag careers, the variety of educational and career paths our panelists took to get where they are and what skills are needed to be successful in this ever-changing environment.


Hot Job - What is Coding
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Have you heard about coding as a career? Learn about web and software development as an industry, examples of jobs you can get and different types of education to get into a coding career.


Applying for Scholarships
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Did you know all students who graduate from a North Dakota High School or who are/were home education in North Dakota are able to apply for scholarships through North Dakota Dollars for Scholars?  It’s true!  Learn about the benefits of creating your Dollars for Scholars student profile early, updating it often and applying for scholarships throughout your entire college career.  We will also be walking you through how to create and update your Dollars for Scholars profile.


Searching for Apprenticeships
Monday, November 16, 2020

Learn about how to search through Job Service North Dakota for apprenticeships openings and find employers who offer registered apprenticeships. 


Exploring Registered Apprenticeship Programs in the Rural Electric Cooperatives and Aircraft Mechanics
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

An apprenticeship is paid educational experience combining classroom instruction with hands-on learning.  These post-secondary education programs have been around for a long time but still little is fully understood about them.  Accredited by the U.S. Department of Labor; business, labor, and industry alike utilize apprenticeship programs to educate and train a highly skilled workforce over numerous career clusters.  If you have ever heard “when am I ever going to use this” from your students or children, apprentices in an apprenticeship program have the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom on the job the very next day.  This hybrid system of education promotes earn-while-you-learn while generating skilled employees across many industries contributing to meet the need for trained workers in North Dakota.


Life After High School
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Learn how to make the high school experience an opportunity to give teens the life skills that will serve them once they graduate. This presentation will cover ideas on what your student needs to go college, work or to the military after high school. How  roles change after high school will be addressed.


Exploring Registered Apprenticeship Programs in Aggregate Service Technician/Heavy Parts and Electrical Construction
Thursday, November 19, 2020

An apprenticeship is paid educational experience combining classroom instruction with hands-on learning.  These post-secondary education programs have been around for a long time but still little is fully understood about them.  Accredited by the U.S. Department of Labor; business, labor, and industry alike utilize apprenticeship programs to educate and train a highly skilled workforce over numerous career clusters.  If you have ever heard “when am I ever going to use this” from your students or children, apprentices in an apprenticeship program have the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom on the job the very next day.  This hybrid system of education promotes earn-while-you-learn while generating skilled employees across many industries contributing to meet the need for trained workers in North Dakota.


Getting the Most out of Career Compass 2.0
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Learn more about Career Compass and how North Dakota students and their parents can use it this Spring to explore career opportunities, whether entering the workforce, the military, an apprenticeship, or college after high school graduation.


How to Write a Successful Scholarship Essay
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

A scholarship could make all the difference for a student trying to pay for college. Scholarships help students accomplish college and career goals while avoiding a burdensome amount of student loan debt. Even a small scholarship could mean the difference between being able to continue postsecondary education or having to withdraw.


This session will address tips and techniques for applying for scholarships and provide resources for students to stay organized in the process.

 


How to create a Dollars for Scholars profile and apply for scholarships
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

This session will cover the basics on where to find scholarships in which to apply and well as provide in-depth information on North Dakota Dollars for Scholars.  Did you know all students who graduate from a North Dakota High School or who are/were home education in North Dakota are able to apply for scholarships through North Dakota Dollars for Scholars?  It’s true!  Learn about the benefits of creating your Dollars for Scholars student profile early, updating it often and applying for scholarships throughout your entire college career.  We will also be walking you through how to create and update your Dollars for Scholars profile.


Career Discovery: Health Careers as an Aide
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Healthcare aides provide invaluable support tasks for other health career workers such as preparing food and distributing meals, setting up and cleaning treatment rooms, transporting patients and more.

During this session students will learn about the education, duties, pay and career outlook for careers as a healthcare aide.


Career Discovery: Healthcare Careers as an assistant or tech
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Dental assistants, surgical techs and other assistant and tech careers a wide array of tasks that are essential to healthcare. These high demand jobs provide valuable services, while requiring minimal education to get workers on the job quickly.

During this session students will learn about the career opportunities, pay and career outlook for careers in healthcare that require a 2-year degree or less.


Career Discovery: TRIO Program Overview
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

This presentation will include information about the TRIO programs located in North Dakota and an overview of the services provided by program.


Career Discovery: Vocational Rehabilitation Student Services
Thursday, March 18, 2021

DVR is an employment focused program that does help adults and eligible students with disabilities either obtain or maintain employment that is within one's capabilities.
Our main purpose is to assist students upon graduation from high school or a General Equivalency Degree program. DVR services might begin during the junior or senior year of high school in order to facilitate a smooth transition to post-secondary education or employment. This process is referred to as Transition. It often begins at age 16 and is a process that guides a student along a continuum from self-doubt to self-advocacy and from dependency to independence.


Military Careers: ND National Guard
Monday, March 22, 2021

Explore career opportunities within the Army National Guard. SFC Brandon Carrigan will guide attendees through the roles, training and career opportunities available in the National Guard.


Military Careers: ND Air National Guard
Thursday, March 25, 2021

Explore career opportunities within the Air National Guard. Speakers Brandon Leier will guide attendees through the roles, training and career opportunities available in the Air National Guard.


Career Discovery: Becoming a teacher
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Have you thought about a career in education?  A panel of educators with one year, five years and ten years of experience will discuss why they became teachers, what changes they have seen and what advice they would have for someone looking at a career in education.


Career Discovery: Panel on teaching elementary, middle and high school
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Have you thought about a career in education?  A panel of educators from elementary school, middle school and high school will discuss why they became teachers, what changes they have seen and what advice they would have for someone looking at a career in education.


Career Discovery: Welding Careers
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Welding is a skill that can lead to a wide variety of career opportunities. From shop welding to union welding jobs, Jason Ehlert from the ND Building Trades Union will speak about the skills and training required, pay and the career outlook for welding careers.


Career Discovery: Tips for job interviews
Monday, April 12, 2021

Human Resources professionals from across the state will discuss:

  • Job interviewing skills
  • What HR and hiring managers look for on applications
  • Interviewing/working remote
  • Importance of soft skills