Advocates say North Dakota needs more technical workers

 Oct 06 2016
Photo Courtesy The Fargo Forum

DICKINSON, N.D.—Four-year degrees are not all they are cracked up to be in North Dakota.

There are currently 14,000 job openings across the state and about 70 percent of them are related to career and technical education—high-skilled, post-secondary education requiring less time than a bachelor's degree, said Rick Ross, the executive director for the North Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education.