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BSC Innovations Foundation

Bismarck State College Innovations Foundation is focused on bringing industry education and training to foreign markets, contributing to a more productive, global citizenry.
About BSC Innovations Foundation
Established in 2018, the Bismarck State College Innovations Foundation supports and advances Bismarck State College through high quality training and education in foreign markets. 

BSC Innovations Foundation Board Members

Dave Goodin, CEO, MDU Resources
Sandi Tabor, General Counsel, KLJ
Dave Farnsworth, Manager of ND Power Generation and Engineering, Great River Energy
Paul Sukut, CEO, Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Kelvin Hullet, Market Manager for Economic Development and Government Programs, Bank of North Dakota

Non-voting members
Larry C. Skogen, President, BSC
Dave Clark, Executive Vice President, BSC
Rebecca Collins, Associate Vice President of Operations/Chief Financial Officer, BSC
Project Information
National Power Academy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Through support of Bismarck State College, the BSC Innovations Foundation, provides energy training for students at the National Power Academy (NPA) in Damman, Saudi Arabia.

The NPA is part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 which includes initiatives to lessen the kingdom’s reliance on foreign workers by providing internationally accredited and specialized diploma programs for Saudi high school graduates, male and female. As part of Vision 2030’s goal to increase female participation in the workforce, the NPA strategy includes the hiring of qualified female Saudi staff and establishing female training programs.

Backed by leading Saudi power sector companies Saudi Aramco, Saudi Electricity Company, Saline Water Conversion Corporate, Marafiq, Siemens, General Electric, Schneider Electric, and Kind Fahad University for Petroleum and Mineral, the academy offers two-year accredited diploma degrees in Energy as well as workforce certifications.

Leveraging BSC’s renowned Energy program curriculum, NPA students are training for roles including:
  • Electrical technician
  • Instrumentation and Control technician
  • Renewable energy technician
  • Smart grid technician
  • Transmission and distribution network operator
  • System control and protection technician
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The BSC Innovations Foundation is looking for highly qualified applications in a number of areas to work at the National Power Academy in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Learn more by emailing