North Dakota creates scholarship, student loan repayment grant to help fill workforce gap

 Jul 29 2019
North Dakota creates scholarship, student loan repayment grant to help fill workforce gap
North Dakota has a growing economy and a low unemployment rate, and employers are struggling to hire and retain qualified workers with technical skills that require education beyond high school but not a four-year degree.

The struggle got the attention of state lawmakers, who passed a bill, House Bill 1171, this past legislative session that created a skilled workforce scholarship and student loan repayment program aimed at attracting people to these high-demand fields.

The Legislature appropriated $6 million, half for the scholarship and half for the student loan repayment program, which requires matching funds from local employers and others.

Read more at https://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/bismarck/nd-creates-scholarship-student-loan-repayment-grant-to-help-fill/article_fe322ca3-c61e-51b0-8437-6dc6559b5bd0.html.

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